Congress on Sunday announced sweeping organizational reforms to prepare the party for the next round of Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, emphasizing greater representation of people under the age of 50 and enforcing ‘one person, one position’ and ‘one family, one ticket rule’.
In its Udaipur Declaration adopted after discussions at the ‘New Resolution Thought Camp’, the Congress decided to set up three new divisions – Public Insight, Election Management and National Training.
The party has announced that the ‘One Family, One Ticket’ rule will be waived only when other family members have been working in the party for at least five years.
The party further decided that no one should remain in the party post for more than five years to give a chance to new people.
The party has decided to give 50 per cent representation to the under-50s at all levels of the organization.
The party has announced that the Congress president will form an advisory team from among the members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to discuss political challenges.
In her concluding speech, Congress President Sonia Gandhi announced that a task force would be formed to initiate organizational reforms.
He said that the Congress would start ‘Bharat Jod Jatra’ from Kanyakumari to Kashmir from Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.
The party will also launch the second phase of its ‘Jan Jagran Jatra’ at the district level from June 15, he announced.
The Congress had organized a three-day conference in Udaipur against the backdrop of electoral defeat and differences within the party over the years.