Anyone who wants to report nomination for the post of Congress president might be able to see the list of all nine,000 delegates who make up the electoral university, Congress chief Madhusudan Mistry has stated.
Ahead of the critical election for the next Congress president, the birthday celebration management has agreed to make a massive alternate to the polling technique following a demand through a phase of senior leaders.
Anyone who desires to record nomination for the publish of Congress president will be able to see the list of all nine,000 delegates who make up the electoral college. This list might be to be had at the workplace of the celebration’s relevant election authority from September 20, Congress chief Madhusudan Mistry has stated.
The circulate comes after five MPs, which include Shashi Tharoor, Karti Chidambaram and Manish Tewari, had written to Mr Mistry, demading “transparency, fairness” inside the election system.
The Congress President’s election may be held on October 17 and nominations can be filed from September 24 to 30.
Mr Mistry, who is the chairman of the party’s Central Election Authority, has said the ones searching for to contest the ballot can check the names of 10 delegates from their kingdom at the state Congress workplace.
Once the nomination is signed and surpassed over to the Chief Returning Officer, they will get the whole listing of the delegates, he stated in a letter to the MPs.
“If everybody desires to get nominations from ten supporters from special states, the list of all 9000+ delegates may be to be had in my workplace at AICC, Delhi from 20th September (eleven AM to six PM), before they record their nomination on twenty fourth September,” he delivered.
“They can come and choose their 10 supporters (delegates) from the listing and reap their (delegates) signature for nomination,” he stated.
“This have to resolve the tension of every body approximately the technique of submitting their nominations without knowing the names of the delegates. Once the nomination is signed and passed over to the Chief Returning Officer, they’ll get the whole list of the delegates.
“I wish this satisfies the desires of you and other colleagues who’ve signed the letter. I explicit my gratitude to Shashi ji for calling and having a communique with me on the equal nowadays,” Mr Mistry additionally said in his letter.
Welcoming the circulate, Mr Tharoor tweeted, “I am thrilled that this rationalization has come in the form of his constructive reply to our letter (attached). In view of these assurances, I am glad. Many can be glad to move on with an election system that during my view will handiest give a boost to the celebration.”
The Congress presidential polls will take area towards the backdrop of numerous excessive-profile exits, the present day being veteran parliamentarian and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. The exits have made louder calls for reforms within the party earlier than it takes on the BJP in the 2024 preferred election.
Party leader Rahul Gandhi is now main a Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir to rally guide in the run-up to the election. Mr Gandhi, who stepped down as party president in 2019 and has refused the publish because, said throughout the yatra, “Whether I becomes Congress president or now not can be clearer when birthday party elections manifest.” Currently, Sonia Gandhi is on the helm of the celebration.
Earlier, in their letter to Mr Mistry, 5 Congress MPs had said the electoral rolls ought to be securely provided to electors and potential applicants.
“We aren’t suggesting that any inner document of the party have to be released in a way that could deliver an opportunity to folks who desire us unwell to misuse the statistics contained therein,” the MPs wrote.
“We are as a substitute of the firm opinion that before the graduation of the nomination system, the birthday celebration’s Central Election Authority (CEA) need to offer a list of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates that make up the electoral university,” their letter stated.