Opening up: Rahul Gandhi plans elections to pick CWC members too

Rahul Gandhi has introduced elections in IYC and NSUI.

New Delhi | Published:February 4, 2014 5:30 am
Rahul wants transparent elections in the entire party, like in the Indian Youth Congress and the NSUI. (PTI) Rahul wants transparent elections in the entire party, like in the Indian Youth Congress and the NSUI. (PTI)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is planning to introduce organisational elections to pick the party’s leaders, from “top to bottom”, including Congress Working Committee (CWC) members and office bearers like general secretaries.

“Rahul wants transparent elections in the entire party, like in the Indian Youth Congress and the NSUI. He wants to introduce elections in the party at all levels,” said AICC general secretary Ajay Maken. Asked if elections would be held to elect CWC members and AICC office bearers, Maken replied, “from top to bottom”.

While Rahul introduced elections in the IYC and NSUI, the national presidents of the two bodies are not selected through internal polls.

Meanwhile, depending on the success of the primaries experiment to select the party’s candidates in 17 constituencies in the coming Lok Sabha elections, Rahul is planning to opt for the same model during the Assembly polls too.

“The process of selection of Congress candidates in the next elections is going to be entirely different,” said a source close to Rahul.

“He wants to open up the system. The primaries would help open the system. He wants to end the high command culture in decision-making and empower grassroots workers,” said Maken.

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    Ankit raj
    Feb 5, 2014 at 7:35 am
    If party adopts the plan, gr root workers will not only get a chance to have say in party affairs
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      Ankit raj
      Feb 4, 2014 at 6:24 am
      If party adopts the rahul's plan, gr root workers will not only get a chance to have say in party affairs.
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        Ankit raj
        Feb 5, 2014 at 6:21 am
        Including Congress Working Committee (CWC) members and office bearers like general secretaries. is welcome one.
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          Ankit raj
          Feb 5, 2014 at 6:21 am
          Including Congress Working Committee (CWC) members and office bearers like general secretaries. is welcome one.
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            Ankit raj
            Feb 5, 2014 at 5:46 am
            president Rahul hi's plan to introduce organizational elections to pick the party’s leaders, from “top to bottom”
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              Ankit raj
              Feb 5, 2014 at 5:46 am
              president Rahul hi's plan to introduce organizational elections to pick the party’s leaders, from “top to bottom”
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                Ankit raj
                Feb 4, 2014 at 5:50 am
                president Rahul hi's plan to introduce organizational elections to pick the party’s leaders, from “top to bottom”.
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                  Aditya Gandhi
                  Feb 4, 2014 at 6:09 am
                  The elections of CWC members will make sure that lower rung workers will also get a chance to represent the party on higher posts!!!
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                    Aditya Gandhi
                    Feb 4, 2014 at 6:08 am
                    The organisational elections in Congress party is something that is a laudable move..ternal party democracy is very important for the democracy of the nation!
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                      Manish Singh
                      Feb 4, 2014 at 5:58 am
                      Every leader and every worker now feel connected by the new ideology of Rahul, its a very welcome decision.
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                        Manish Singh
                        Feb 4, 2014 at 5:52 am
                        Every worker now feel connected to the congress party, all credits goes to Rahul hi for this.
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                          Manish Singh
                          Feb 4, 2014 at 5:52 am
                          Every worker now feel connected to the congress party, all credits goes to Rahul hi for this.
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                            Manish Singh
                            Feb 4, 2014 at 5:58 am
                            This new introduced plan of Rahul hi will helps gr root worker get chance to move up in party hierarchy, which is really a good sign for the congress party.
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                              ARPAN DESAI
                              Feb 4, 2014 at 9:46 am
                              "His role being vice president of Congress has beenvery good. He has been working very hard to reach out to the common mes ofthe people."
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                                ARPAN DESAI
                                Feb 4, 2014 at 9:46 am
                                "His role being vice president of Congress has beenvery good. He has been working very hard to reach out to the common mes ofthe people."
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                                  ARPAN DESAI
                                  Feb 4, 2014 at 9:47 am
                                  "Rahul hi do have some respect and pity in hisheart. For the same reason he has been moving towards all parts of India at housesof the people. This how our leader should be."
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                                    ARPAN DESAI
                                    Feb 4, 2014 at 9:47 am
                                    "Rahul hi do have some respect and pity in hisheart. For the same reason he has been moving towards all parts of India at housesof the people. This how our leader should be."
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                                      ARPAN DESAI
                                      Feb 4, 2014 at 9:46 am
                                      "Rahul hi is the true visionaery leader for india.He should be PM of India in the next election."
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                                        ARPAN DESAI
                                        Feb 4, 2014 at 9:46 am
                                        "Rahul hi is the true visionaery leader for india.He should be PM of India in the next election."
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                                          ARPAN DESAI
                                          Feb 4, 2014 at 9:46 am
                                          "Rahul 's strategies and way working is verycool. He will surely guide and nurture india in future."
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                                            ARPAN DESAI
                                            Feb 4, 2014 at 9:46 am
                                            "Rahul 's strategies and way working is verycool. He will surely guide and nurture india in future."
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