SC, ST, OBC representation in Congress will increase by 50%: 50% representation for youth too
On the second day of the Chintan Shivir, Congress President Sonia Gandhi held a meeting with party general secretaries, state presidents, assembly party leaders and other senior leaders. He recommended giving 50 percent representation to the youth in the party. Congress leader K. Raju said the Congress is planning to increase the representation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs and minorities in the party to 50 per cent at all levels of the organisation. The recommendation has already been made in Udaipur on the second day of the party’s Chintan Shivir. A panel on Social Justice and Empowerment set up by Congress President Sonia Gandhi has decided to focus on the issue at a three-day Navsankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur. Now the issue will be sent to the Congress Working Committee for approval.
The Social Justice and Empowerment Panel will recommend to the Congress President that an advisory body on social justice be set up in the party. The Advisory Council will examine each issue in detail and make recommendations to the Congress President. The panel also recommended to the think tank that a special mechanism be set up to deal with EGG campaigners across the country. This includes the appointment of men facing confrontation at the block level across the country. The panel also recommended that the Congress immediately conduct a comprehensive survey to ascertain the plight of the marginalized. The panel, in its report, had recommended that the Women’s Reservation Bill and other issues be included in the final announcement.
“We have to work together,” said Sachin Pilot
Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s statement of giving 50 percent representation to the youth is quite correct. Today our government is in only two states. Everyone has to show collective leadership to meet the challenges ahead. We all have to work together.