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Published On: Sat, Apr 18th, 2020

Mobilise experts to find innovative solutions, Rahul tells govt

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Rahul GandhiNEW DELHI : The Congress today constituted a consultative group with former prime minister Manmohan Singh as its chairman to deliberate on “current concerns” and formulate views and policy of the party on important issues.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be a part of the group along with other leaders, while party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala will be its convener.
“The Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) has constituted a consultative group with Manmohan Singh as its chairman. The consultative group will meet virtually, normally every day, to deliberate on matters of current concern and formulate views of the party on various issues,” a communique from AICC general secretary KC Venugopal said.
Besides Mr Venugopal, other members of the panel are ex-finance minister P Chidambaram and former ministers Manish Tewari and Jairam Ramesh. The Congress’s other leaders Praveen Chakravarty, Gaurav Vallabh and Supriya Shrinate, and the party’s social media head Rohan Gupta are also part of the panel.
Meanwhile, Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday demanded mobilisation of scientists, engineers and data experts to work on innovative solution amid the COVID-19 crisis. The former President of grand old party claimed that the pandemic situation was also an opportunity.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is a huge challenge but it is also an opportunity. We need to mobilise our huge pool of scientists, engineers & data experts to work on innovative solutions needed during the crisis,” he wrote in a tweet on Saturday morning.

As on Saturday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases crossed 14 thousand mark and had taken away 480 lives. India is under a nationwide lockdown aimed to curtail the spread of deadly coronavirus.


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