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Congress considers ‘one family, one ticket’ formula; conditions apply

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Senior leaders, including the Gandhis, may be exempted from the rule that is being discussed at the ongoing Chintan Shibir in Udaipur

 

Udaipur: The Congress party is considering implementing the “one family, one ticket” for elections in the future. This discussion, as well as other matters, are on the agenda of the ongoing Nav Sankalp Chintan Shibir of the party in Udaipur.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi reached the venue for the shibir.

According to the party, there is consensus on introducing a rule preventing more than one person from a family from contesting the same elections.

AICC general secretary Ajay Maken that a second member of the same family may be considered if that person has completed at least five years in the party’s organisational work.

If this clause is accepted, senior leaders of the party, including the Gandhis, would be exempted from the “one family, one ticket” rule.

At the shibir, Sonia Gandhi said that changes in organisation are the need of the hour. “We need to change the way of our working,” she said.

The three-day chintan shibir began in Udaipur on Friday.

 

 

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