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CWC to meet on Sunday to thank voters

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet on Sunday afternoon to thank the voters of the country for the resounding victory of the party in the elections.

delhi Updated: May 17, 2009 11:07 IST

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet on Sunday afternoon to thank the voters of the country for the resounding victory of the party in the elections. "The CWC will meet tomorrow afternoon with a single point agenda of thanking the voters for reposing their faith in the Congress," AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters in New Delhi on Saturday.

On the election results, Dwivedi said that this was perhaps the first time that a coalition government did not have anti-incumbency against it.

He said that it was also the first coalition government which fulfilled its promises made in the 2004 manifesto and the Common Minimum Programme. "We gave an annual report card of the government to the people," he said on the success of the ruling party in the elections.

Listing four other factors for the victory of the party, the Congress leader said that the way party President Sonia Gandhi provided leadership, there was respect for that.

He also pointed to the manner in which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the government with dedication and responsibility as another factor for the impressive performance of the UPA.

The third factor, according to Dwivedi, was the manner in which Rahul Gandhi led the campaign. "The youth of the country thought that its dreams and future will be realised only through the Congress," Dwivedi remarked.

The fourth factor, Dwivedi said was that this was a vote for the national parties and the realisation that national parties can meet regional aspirations too. "Whoever works for the country, gets the support also," the AICC General Secretary said.
Asked about the government formation and how soon will it be possible, Dwivedi said that the party will consult its allies and then decide.

"After the CWC meeting, the allies will be consulted. Our UPA remains intact. Some of our allies fought separately but they never said that they are not with the UPA," the Congress leader said, referring to SP, RJD and LJP.

On the meeting of the Congress Legislature Party, Dwivedi said after all the MPs arrive in Delhi, a date will be fixed. In a bid to woo the non-BJP and non-Shiv Sena parties, Dwivedi said, "we welcome those secular parties who want to support us".

To a query whether SP chief Mulayam Singh will be a part of the government, Dwivedi said that the SP leader has to take a decision.