CWC to discuss Goa crisis, expansion, nuke deal
New Delhi, July 28: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has convened a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) this evening to discuss the crisis in Goa, where the party is in power, the Indo-US nuclear deal and the proposed Cabinet expansion.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to explain the details of the 123 agreement finalised between India and the US last week for implementation of the July 18, 2005 nuclear deal, party sources said.
With the proposed 123 agreement having been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) and the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), besides the scientific community, the CWC is also expected to put its seal of approval on the deal.
The Goa issue is likely to dominate the discussions at the CWC as Goa Governor S C Jamir today directed Chief Minister Digambar Kamat to prove his majority on the floor of the State Legislative Assembly on Monday.
Mr Jamir sent the directive to the Chief Minister under Article 175 of the Constitution this afternoon, even as the anti-Congress coalition of the Goa Democratic Alliance (GDA) paraded its members at Rashtrapati Bhawan for a head count.
Confirming the Governor's directive, Mr Kamat told UNI