Congress dissenters’ demand to revive the social gathering’s parliamentary board has made it to the listing of solutions to be examined by the Congress Working Committee (CWC), however is unlikely to be accepted, sources stated.
“There’s a demand (for a Congress parliamentary board) however it’s unlikely to be accepted by the CWC as it’s seen as diminishing the powers of the Congress president,” a celebration chief stated.
CWC is the best decision-making physique of the Congress.
The parliamentary board, mechanism of which is enshrined within the Congress structure, was discontinued after P V Narasimha Rao took over as Prime Minister. It has not been revived since.
“The Working Committee shall arrange a Parliamentary Board consisting of the Congress President and 9 different members, one in all whom would be the chief of the Congress Social gathering in Parliament, with the Congress President because the Chairman for the aim of regulating and co-ordinating the Parliamentary actions of the Legislature Congress Events and shall body guidelines in that behalf,” states the Congress structure.
If fashioned, the board may also play a key function in collection of social gathering candidates for Lok Sabha and meeting polls, at the moment dealt with by the election committee.
Dissenters within the Congress, also called the G-23, have been insisting on the revival of the parliamentary board system to make decision-making extra inclusive. Gandhi loyalists, sources stated, are decided to not permit the proposal, resulting in a tussle.
The CWC may also be a number of different solutions made throughout the three-day Congress conclave at Udaipur the place prime leaders met to debate points ailing the social gathering and methods to revamp it.
Among the many proposals are “One Particular person One Put up” and “One Household One Ticket” guidelines.
Whereas the Congress had stated there’s unanimity on bringing again the “One Household, One Ticket” rule, it has hinted upfront that the Gandhis can be exempted.
“If members of the family nonetheless wish to contest them they need to have been energetic for 5 years,” stated Congress chief Ajay Maken. That makes all three Gandhis – Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra – eligible to contest.
Different solutions to be examined embrace a proposal to make sure that half the social gathering posts are held by leaders under the age of fifty, elevating the illustration of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Different Backward Lessons and minorities to 50 per cent in any respect ranges and forging alliances on the regional stage.