Sources said some ministers will be shifted to party organization only after Parliament Session. The meeting comes at a time when there was an intense speculation that some of the ministers could be drafted for party work for the general elections.

Earlier party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is keen on pushing key anti-corruption bills, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday ahead of the Congress Core Group meeting.

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal and Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanaswamy, who are not members of the Core Group, were also called for the meeting.

Defence Minister AK Antony, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and the Congress president's political secretary Ahmed Patel are members of this top decision making body.

The bills, which create the 'framework' to tackle corruption, include the Whistleblowers' Protection Bill, Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, a bill on citizens' charter, amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act and the just-passed Lokpal Bill.

The Prime Minister had last week said that it will be the "sincere effort" of the government to pass these anti-corruption measures pending in Parliament ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections so that the fight against graft can move ahead.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has said that government will convene a fortnight-long session of Parliament in early February to pass the vote on account and that it would strive to pass the pending anti-corruption legislations prioritized by Rahul Gandhi.


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