The Congress party on Tuesday attacked the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) for its "involvement in terrorist activities" but studiously avoided all reference to two raging controversies - the Adarsh housing society scam and the corruption in the Commonwealth Games - at its special All India Congress Committee (AICC) meet in New Delhi.
The AICC meet was addressed by party chief Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, general secretary Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders and attended by around 1,200 delegates.
The AICC meeting was convened Tuesday to fulfil the party's constitutional obligation to elect members to the party working committee, the party's highest decision-making body.
The meeting unanimously authorized Sonia Gandhi to nominate the CWC members and other office-bearers. Since Sonia Gandhi became president of the party in 1998, elections to CWC have not been held. z
Image: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee along with other Congress leaders raises hands to unanimously elect Sonia Gandhi as the party president during the meeting of the AICC members at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. (Photographs copyright PTI)