The third meeting of the Congressional Party Central Election Authority committee headed by Congressional leader Madhusudan Mistry took place on Tuesday at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi. The meeting was called to take stock of the preparation for finalizing the voters list for the AICC organizational elections.
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After the meeting, Madhusudan Mistry said: “The process of finalizing the voter list will be completed in the next 20-25 days, and once the list is finalized, it will be sent to the President of Congress and the CWC.”
Upon completion of the voter list finalization process, the committee will send a note with all the details to the President of Congress and the CWC. The President of Congress will then call a meeting of the CWC at which the decision will be made to conduct the organization’s elections.
The Central Electoral Authority Committee needs at least 26 days to carry out the entire electoral exercise. The CWC will decide when the election should be held and then the CEA will send the proposal for the election calendar to the CWC and once it decides to hold the elections, the CEA will announce the full calendar.
The election will take place during the remaining term of the president of Congress and is also likely to be held for the working committee, the highest decision-making body of the Congress party.
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The CWC Congress consists of 23 members, 12 are elected members and 11 are nominated by the President of Congress. Among the elected members of the CWC, six must be general category, four women and two seats are reserved for members of the SC / ST and OBC community.
In order for any candidate to participate in the elections, they need a proposal from at least 10 members of the AICC to participate in the elections.
There are 1,500 AICC members who will elect Congress President and CWC members. The Central Electoral Authority has sent a proposal for digital Identification Cards for all voters, however, the election will be made by ballot.
At a time when veteran congressional leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad are demanding elections at all levels, this election will be crucial and it remains to be seen whether Rahul Gandhi will present the nomination for the office of president and whether there will be more than one nomination. for publication. In the event of a nomination, there will be no election and whoever submits the nomination will be declared president.
The last election to the CWC was held in 1997, and the election for the office of president was held in 2000, since the CWC was nominated by the president of Congress, but with increasing pressure from the elders or members of the ‘G-23’, it will be difficult for Congress not to hold the elections for the CWC now.