Chintan Shivir: Congress likely to give 50% reservation to SC, ST, OBC, minorities in the organization
New Delhi: Amidst Congress’s ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur, Rajasthan, the oldest party is expected to introduce a measure to ensure 50 per cent representation to SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities at all levels of the party organisation. hopefully. PTI reported. Congress leader K Raju on Saturday (May 14) said the Social Justice and Empowerment Committee constituted by party chief Sonia Gandhi has decided to lead a discussion on the issue in a three-day ‘Chintan Shivir’. He said the committee may also propose to set up a Social Justice Advisory Council – which would look into the issues and make recommendations to Sonia Gandhi.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Friday called for immediate reforms in the organization amid recent electoral defeats in various states. In his inaugural address at the ‘Chintan Shivir’, Gandhi said, “The organization is facing an unprecedented situation. We are in dire need of reforms and change in strategy. Extraordinary situations can only be dealt with in extraordinary ways.”
Asking the leaders who participated in the Chintan Shivir to express their views openly, he said, “The party has given us a lot, now is the time to repay the debt. We have to have individual expectations in the interest of the organisation.” in the party. Gandhi said one message should go out, that is, “the message of strength and unity of the organisation.”
He also hit out at the BJP for creating an atmosphere of “hatred and division” in the country and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” on it.
Ahead of the ‘Chintan Shivir’, senior Congress leader Ajay Maken had announced that the party would set up a new department for on-ground feedback, and adopt the “one family, one ticket” norm, reported ANI.
Congress is organizing a three-day brainstorming session ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’ to chalk out strategy for the 2024 general elections, counter the politics of polarization and introduce reforms in the party.