Sonia, PM to highlight 'constraints' of coalition

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New Delhi, Nov 16: Aimed at reinvigorating the party to face future electoral challenges, Congress President Sonia Gandhi will unveil an ''action prorgramme'' for the party leaders and workers at the one-day session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) here tomorrow.

Ms Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will also highlight the ''constraints'' of running a coalition government, which it was experimenting at the centre for the first time, while motivating the delegates to create awareness among the "aam aadmi" about the party's flagship programmes such as the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Urban Renewal Mission and the Right to Information Act.

Ms Sonia Gandhi would spell out her action plan in her concluding remarks at the day-long session at the sprawling Talkatora stadium.

The highlight of the session will be adoption of an ''omnibus'' resolution on political, economic and international issues, besides incorporating a few amendments to the Party's Constitution.

The resolution will have its focus on Gujarat in view of the forthcoming state assembly elections and also on Pakistan, which is in the midst of political turmoil.

However, the contentious Indo-US nuclear deal is likely to have a subdued reference, party sources said.

Besides the omnibus resolution, there will be three special resolutions-centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha, 150 years of First War of Independence and the 60 years of Indian Independence.

The draft of the resolutions will be considered tonight by the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision making body of the party that heads the ruling coalition at the centre, and give its approval for introduction at tomorrow's AICC meet.

AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who was inducted in the Party's Secretariat during the recent reshuffle, will be the special focus at the session.

It was at the last session of the AICC at Hyderabad that several party leaders had made demands for giving greater responsibility to Mr Gandhi and bring him to the centre stage of Congress politics.

The session will be attended by about 2200 AICC members, including party MPs, party's ministers in the UPA government, Chief Ministers and Congress Legislature Party leaders, AICC Spokesman Shakeel Ahmed told UNI

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