Congress: Congress Thought Camp: Exceptions to Protect ‘Congress’

The three-day Congress think tank begins in Udaipur on Friday with the AICC promising key rules for organizational restructuring, limiting hereditary rights on party tickets, promotion of youth at all levels of leadership and a cool period for office-bearers. The 5-year term, at the same time, the leadership and the delegates also started pushing for an ‘exception clause’ which would not only protect the dynastic interests of the ‘Congress family tree’ but also support other proposals starting from the Gandhi-Bhadra leadership. 50% reservation for the proposed under-50 section will be introduced across the existing quota so that accommodation can be arranged with other departments including many seniors.

More controversy is expected until the last hour of Friday, when, at the time of writing, representatives of the six parties were still engaged in closed-door talks.

While the pre-session report on the congressional committee’s draft proposal for the organization for the “one family-one-ticket” model creates some internal tensions, it also leads to “eyebrow-raising” within the powerful military. Among the leaders of the party who support the Gandhi-Bhadra leadership, they too are associated with getting free hands to create their own ‘family tree’. Also, as a result of the ‘one family member’ clause, many are wondering whether Priyanka, the third member of the Gandhi-Bhadra family, will not contest the election.

The answer to all this came in the form of an “exceptional clue” on Friday which AICC general secretary Ajay Maken rolled out even though he tried to make ‘One Family-One-Ticket’ the big-ticket of the team. “There is complete agreement on a one-family-one-ticket proposal. The feeling is that if a second member wanted a ticket to compete, he should have worked in the party organization for at least five years. Tickets, “McCain said.

However, the real implication is that leaders and their son / daughter who are already in the legislature will have no problem getting tickets again. Even the sons / daughters of non-legislators can find an easy way out because strong political families always make sure that their chosen heirs are mostly listed as party members on some panels from their teens. However, no such rule is expected to apply to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul, as they are in charge, respectively, and the former party chief, Bhadra has an organizational record of exactly five years since 2017, when he made his debut as AICC general secretary. McCain added that the issue of congressional leadership was not a topic of discussion for the camp because it was linked to organizational voting.

On the opening day, the leaders highlighted the “Youth Agenda” – that up to the CWC, each party committee would have 50% representation for leaders under the age of 50. Some delegates, while welcoming it, reportedly pushed for a pragmatic approach. Mutual accommodation. This 50% youth quota team is likely to roll across existing women (33%) and SC-ST-OBC-minorities (which is expected to go above the current 20%) so that space is essential for adequate “50 plus” leaders as well. Found to be “elderly”. Some delegates felt that the cool-off period could be created from the specific position a leader held.

The camp will also come up with a proposal for the party to form a Public Insight Department to measure the mood of the public on the issue.

Delegates against Congress are blindly seeking allies

Many delegates felt that the Congress could not blindly seek allies because it had to defend its own constituency and stay away from anti-BJP allies who were conspiring to eat away at the traditional Congress vote. This means resistance of many against TMC, AAP, TRS, BJD.

“First, we want to fix our own house. We want to make the people of Congress more active and stronger and then we will go to others …” said Mallikarjun Kharge.

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