Congress Working Committee (CWC) meets over Jammu and Kashmir issue

The CWC meet was also set to lay the ground work to elect new president of the party. The meeting comes more than two months after Rahul Gandhi quit the post.

Avatar Written by August 6, 2019 21:47

New Delhi: A meeting of Congress Working Committee (CWC) took place at the party headquarters on Tuesday, where the party stalwarts discussed the Jammu and Kashmir issue.

A resolution removing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 was approved by Lok Sabha today evening, a day after clearance from the Rajya Sabha.

The Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill, 2019, which strips Jammu and Kashmir’s status of a state and converts it into a Union Territory with legislature and carving out Ladakh region as a UT without legislature, was passed in a division pressed by the opposition with 125 votes in favour and 61 against, and an NCP member abstained.

The CWC meet was also set to lay the ground work to elect new president of the party. The meeting comes more than two months after Rahul Gandhi quit the post.

The CWC was set to meet on July 28 but couldn’t after the monsoon session was extended.

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