The Newshour Debate: Rahul to head 2014 charge (Part 1of 2)


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In a move signaling his larger role in the party, Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday (November 15) made the head of the Congress Coordination Committee for 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Senior leaders Ahmed Patel, Janardan Dwivedi, Digvijay Singh, Madhusudan Mistry and Jairam Ramesh are the members of the Election Coordination Committee headed by Gandhi, AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi announced. He also announced the setting up of three Sub-Groups, including one on the key issue of pre-poll alliances, which will be headed by senior leader A K Antony. The Defence Minister is also chairing the Sub-Group on manifesto and government programmes while Digvijay Singh heads the Communication and Publicity Sub-Group. In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Rajeev Shukla, MoS for Planning; Siddharth Nath Singh, Spokesperson, BJP; Kamal Faruqui, SP, Leader; Dr Manisha Priyam, Political Analyst and Rasheed Kidwai, Senior Journalist, debates the issue.