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Sonia Gandhi forms panels on economic system, foreign affairs, national safety; former PM to head all 3

 

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday constituted three committees to contemplate and talk about points and insurance policies associated to economic system, foreign affairs and national safety.

According to a press launch issued by Congress common secretary in-charge of organisation KC Venugopal, former prime minister Manmohan Singh will head all the three committees.

Apart from Singh, the committee on financial affairs can have former union ministers P Chidambaram, Mallikarjun Kharge and Jairam Ramesh, who can even be its convenor, moreover former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh.

In the committee of foreign affairs, Singh will likely be assisted by former union ministers Anand Sharma, Shashi Tharoor and Salman Khurshid moreover Saptagiri Sanka Ulaka, a Lok Sabha member from Koraput in Odisha. Khurshid has been named its convenor.

The former prime minister can even head the committee on national safety. Its members are Leader of the Opposition within the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, former union minister M Veerappa Moily, Vincent H Pala, a Lok Sabha member from Shillong in Meghalaya, and V Vaithilingam, a former chief minister of Puducherry who represents Puducherry within the seventeenth Lok Sabha. Pala is its convenor.

Out of those, Azad, Sharma, Tharoor and Moily are a part of the group of 23 leaders who wrote a letter to the Congress president in August this 12 months, in search of inner elections and organisational overhaul.

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