Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Cong adopts ‘one family, one ticket’ with a rider

After three days of intense brainstorming, the top decision making body of the Congress party, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), Sunday gave its approval to proposals for organisational reforms like enforcing one family, one ticket rule with riders in the party, 50 per cent representation for those below 50 years of age at all levels including the CWC and five-year term limit for those holding positions at all levels.
In its Udaipur Declaration adopted after deliberations at the ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’, Congress also decided to set up three new departments — public insight, election management and national training.
The party announced enforcing the ‘one family, one ticket’ rule with exception to be made only when another family member has been working in the party for at least five years.
The party also decided that no person should hold one party position for more than five years to give opportunity to new people. Congress has also decided to provide 50 per cent representation to those below 50 years of age at all levels of organisation.
The Congress president will set up an advisory group from among Congress Working Committee (CWC) members to deliberate on political challenges, the party announced.
A special body for election management will also be set up, sources said.
In her concluding address, Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced that a task force will be set up to initiate the organisational reforms. She said the Congress will launch a ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyakumari to Kashmir beginning on Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti October 2.
The party will also launch the second phase of its ‘Jan Jagran Yatra’ at the district level from June 15, she announced.
The Congress held the three-day conclave in Udaipur in the backdrop of a string of electoral defeats and dissent in the party for the past many years.


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