Congress likely to give 50% quota to SCs, STs, OBCs, minorities in party

New Delhi: In the midst of the Congress ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’ in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, the big old party is expected to introduce a measure to ensure 50 percent representation for scheduled casts, scheduled tribes, OBCs and minorities at all levels of the party organization, PTI reported . Congressman K Raju said on Saturday (May 14) that the panel on social justice and empowerment set up by party leader Sonia Gandhi has decided to lead discussions on this issue at the three-day “Chintan Shivir”. He added that the committee could also propose the formation of an advisory council for social justice – which will look at issues and make recommendations – to Sonia Gandhi.

On Friday, the interim president of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi, had called for urgent reforms in the organization in the middle of the latest opinion poll in various states. In his opening speech at ‘Chintan Shivir’, Gandhi said: “The organization is facing an unprecedented situation. We are in great need of reforms and changes in strategy. Extraordinary situations can only be met in extraordinary ways.”

“The party has given us a lot, now is the time to pay off the debt. We must keep personal expectations in the interest of the organization,” she said, asking the leaders of Chintan Shivir to express their views openly. in the party. Gandhi said a message should go outside, that is, “the message of the organization’s strength and unity.”

She also lashed out at the BJP for creating an atmosphere of “hatred and division” in the country and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his “silence” on this.

Ahead of “Chintan Shivir”, senior congresswoman Ajay Maken had announced that the party will set up a new feedback department on the ground and will adopt the “One family, one ticket” standard, ANI reported.

Congress holds “Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir, a three-day brainstorming session, to outline the strategy for the 2024 public opinion polls, ways to combat polarization policies and introduce reforms in the party.

(With agency input)

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