The formation of the new executive committee of the Pradesh Congress which was to be done by December 31 last year could not be completed. The Pradesh Congress president Govind Singh Dotasara and the AICC General Secretary, Ajey Maken had a meeting in Delhi to finalise the list of persons to be inducted in the party’s organisational setup.
But, thanks to differences between the two leaders, the list could not be finalised. Dotasara insisted on the adoption of a policy of social engineering in forming the executive to enable representation to all the caste and communities. But Maken had other ideas about it.
As a result of the differences between the two leaders, senior party leaders will now be involved in finalising the lists.
The Pradesh Congress executive was dissolved following the removal of Sachin Pilot as the PCC president. Pilot was also the Deputy Chief Minister and was also heading the Pradesh Congress.
But, after the rebellion that he led against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, the AICC removed him as the President and appointed Dotasara as the president.
But even after four months, the party’s executive is yet to be finalised. The party fared poorly in the panchayat elections but did well in the municipal elections.
Now the party’s executive will have to be formed as the state would go for the next phase of the civic poll in February this year.
Other issues before Congress
Moreover, the state will also witness three by-elections due to the death of the three MLAs. Congress MLA PK Trivedi (Sahara) and Master Bhanwar Lal Meghwal (Sujangarh-SC) both Congress leaders and BJP MLA, Kiran Maheshwari passed away leaving their constituencies leaderless.
The Pradesh Congress has appointed observers for the three constituencies where the elections would be held. These observers will submit the names of candidates to be fielded by the party. Much is at stake for the Congress which needs to retain the two seats and also to field a candidate who can win Rajsamand for them from the BJP.
The Chief Minister will also have to do several political appointments too. The political appointments were delayed as the PCCs executive could not be finalised.
There is pressure from the party workers to complete the process of political appointments as a large number of aspirants have been waiting for over two years now.
It is learned that the rebel group led by Sachin Pilot is asserting that a large number of those who backed him be accommodated in both the organisation as well as in political appointments.
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