Congress dissenters’ demand to revive the get together’s parliamentary board has made it to the record of solutions to be examined by the Congress Working Committee (CWC), however is unlikely to be accepted, sources stated.
“There is a demand (for a Congress parliamentary board) but it is unlikely to be accepted by the CWC as it is 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 set up a Parliamentary Board consisting of the Congress President and nine other members, one of whom will be the leader of the Congress Party in Parliament, with the Congress President as the Chairman for the purpose of regulating and co-ordinating the Parliamentary activities of the Legislature Congress Parties and shall frame rules in that behalf,” states the Congress structure.
If shaped, the board may also play a key function in choice of get together candidates for Lok Sabha and meeting polls, presently dealt with by the election committee.
Dissenters within the Congress, often known as 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 enable 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 high leaders met to debate points ailing the get together and methods to revamp it.
Among the proposals are “One Person One Post” and “One Family One Ticket” guidelines.
While the Congress had stated there may be unanimity on bringing again the “One Family, One Ticket” rule, it has hinted prematurely that the Gandhis could be exempted.
“If family members still want to contest them they should have been active for five years,” stated Congress chief Ajay Maken. That makes all three Gandhis – Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra – eligible to contest.
Other solutions to be examined embody a proposal to make sure that half the get together posts are held by leaders beneath the age of 50, elevating the illustration of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and minorities to 50 per cent in any respect ranges and forging alliances on the regional stage.