Congress plans new deal for weaker groups

Quota inside quota for the Girls’s Reservation invoice, clear help for caste-based census, proposal to have reservation for Different Backward Courses (OBCs) in legislature and Parliament, reservation within the personal sector — the Congress is on the point of provide a brand new deal to vital social teams with a purpose to make a political comeback.

All these proposals had been shared on Saturday on Day 2 of the Nav SankalpChintan Shivir by the celebration’s panel on social justice however the last determination would rely upon the approval by the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Sunday.

The closed door periods of various panels additionally noticed intense debate on the celebration adopting a comfortable Hindutva line on totally different events, dialogue on the necessity to have separate basic secretaries to handle elections, communication and the necessity to have a separate coaching establishment for employees on celebration ideology.

The demand to offer separate quota for scheduled castes (SCs), scheduled tribes (STs), OBCs and minorities inside the 33 per cent reservation for ladies in legislature and Parliament is a big departure from Congress’ earlier place and displays its willingness to construct a brand new constituency amongst girls from these communities.

Elevate reservation to 50%

As a primary step, the celebration introduced that it will change the celebration’s constitutional provision of offering for 20% reservation for SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities, and lift it to 50%.

Ok. Raju, a member of the social justice panel and coordinator to supervise the actions of the Congress’ SC/OBC/Minority Departments, stated, “The group has mentioned and determined that within the brief run, we should step up this to 50%. Fifty per cent reservation in all of the committees beginning with sales space committees, block committees, district committees, PCCs and the CWC, be offered”.

Different vital options embrace organising a social justice advisory group, concentrate on sub-castes and teams of SCs and STs and conducting particular conferences of CWC, Pradesh Congress Committees and District Congress Committees each six months.

Stand vis-a-vis Hindutva

Within the Mallikarjun Kharge-headed panel on politics, senior leaders debated on the celebration’s place with regard to Hindutva. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is claimed to have argued he has not allowed the BJP to do politics over Hindutva by focussing on programmes like Ram Van Gaman path and the Ramayana tourism circuit.

Acharya Pramod, who had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections towards Rajnath Singh from Lucknow, is claimed to have urged his colleagues to not assault bhagwa (saffron) color.

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There have been additionally discussions on growing the celebration’s affiliation with cultural teams to regain political help.

Many leaders within the political group additionally argued for a bigger position for Priyanka Gandhi Vadhera as a substitute of limiting her to Uttar Pradesh, the place she is presently the final secretary.

Whereas the Chintan Shivir has typically seen a push for selling youth, one Lok Sabha member from Kerala cautioned the celebration by declaring how the experiment to offer tickets to youth within the Meeting elections failed final yr as solely 2 of the 52 youth candidates managed to win.

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