Congress may increase the quota of weaker sections to 50%, the formation of parliamentary board
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Ajay Maken receive Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Udaipur. (Image: Twitter/INC)
Udaipur: The Congress party, which is organizing a three-day ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur, is likely to bring in a measure to ensure 50 per cent representation to SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities at all levels of the party organisation. ,
The decision has been taken by a panel on social justice and empowerment set up by party chief Sonia Gandhi to lead the discussion on the issue at Congress’ ‘Chintan Shivir’. PTI Party leader K Raju was quoted as saying. He said it is likely to be recommended for the approval of the Congress Working Committee.
Raju said the panel may also propose to set up a social justice advisory council for the Congress president. He said that this advisory council would look into the issues and make recommendations to the President.
The Congress reportedly also accepted the main demand of disgruntled leaders within the party, which was to set up a parliamentary board. NDTV reported that the suggestion would now require the approval of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision-making body in the party.
If approved, the Congress Parliamentary Board will replace the Congress Election Committee which decides the candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
Meanwhile, Congress President Sonia Gandhi discussed the government’s policies as well as the party’s action plan for the second phase of the public relations program against rising inflation and unemployment in the country.
He presided over a meeting of AICC General Secretaries, PCC Presidents and Legislature Party leaders during the party’s ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’.
Congress launched a mass movement/contact program – ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ – from November 14 to November 29, 2021, to highlight various issues including inflation, price rise, recession, unemployment rate and agrarian distress. The party is now planning to launch Jan Jagran Abhiyan 2.0.