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Tariq Karra joins CWC as permanent invitee

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Srinagar, Jul 18: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has picked former Member of Parliament Tariq Hameed Karra as a member of the party’s highest decision making body.

Gandhi had yesterday reconstituted the Congress Working Committee (CWC). He has also convened the first meeting of the extended CWC on July 22 to chalk out the party's future strategy. The meeting will include all state unit presidents and Congress Legislative Party leaders from states.

According to a report in ‘The Hindustan Times’, the 51-member panel, including the main 23-member CWC, 18 permanent invitees and 10 special invitees, replaces the steering committee formed after the previous CWC was dissolved on February 16.

Karra, who was formerly associated with the PDP, has been nominated as the permanent invitee to CWC, making him first-ever Congress leader from Kashmir and second in Jammu and Kashmir State after Ghulam Nabi Azad to make it to  the prestigious decision making body of the Congress.

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