Congress President Sonia Gandhi has sought to convey a few generational shift by organisational revamp achieved on Friday with an eye fixed on future electoral challenges and has additionally despatched a sign that the party has “moved on” from the fierce intra-party debate generated by the letter of 23 leaders to her which had referred to as for sweeping reforms.
The party had earlier stated that Sonia Gandhi has made organisational adjustments after authorisation from the party’s working committee and has set in movement the process of election of the next party president by constituting an election authority.
To queries on the organisational adjustments made by Sonia Gandhi, Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala advised information company PTI that change is a part of a steady process and in a single voice the Congress Working Committee had determined that she ought to make all organisational adjustments afresh, primarily based on which she made these adjustments.
“A lot of new people have got a chance, many old people of the party have got a chance, a lot of colleagues who were already there have got more strength to continue serving the organisation,” he said.
According to news agency ANI, Party leaders have said that the AICC revamp is “balanced” and some of the signatories to the letter have been given prominent roles.
“She has despatched a sign that the party has moved on from the letter episode. This is in line with her phrases earlier of bygones being bygones and about working collectively,” ANI quoted a party leader as saying, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Twenty-three party leaders in their letter to her had called for sweeping changes including “full-time and efficient management”, an institutional mechanism to information the party and elections to Congress Working Committee.
Senior chief Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mukul Wasnik and Anand Sharma had been amongst signatories to the letter and had sought elections to CWC and have been retained within the highest decision-making physique.
In the reshuffle introduced on Friday, Azad, Motilal Vora, Ambika Soni, Mallikarjun Kharge and Luizinho Falerio had been dropped as normal secretaries and youthful leaders got cost of a number of states as a part of efforts to construct the party’s workforce for the electoral challenges in states forward and the next Lok Sabha elections.
Apart from Randeep Singh Surjewala, Jitendra Singh and Tariq Anwar had been introduced in as normal secretaries.
A party functionary stated there was “a generational shift” with a number of younger leaders given obligations. He stated Surjewala and another leaders have been “rewarded for their hard work”.
Surjewala is the largest gainer within the reshuffle as he’s now a full member of the working committee, is the final secretary answerable for Karnataka apart from being a member of the panel to help chief Sonia Gandhi.
Both Surjewala and Jitendra Singh are thought of members of workforce Rahul, which has gained within the reshuffle.
Other leaders who’re comparatively younger and regarded a part of Team Rahul in prolonged CWC embody Manickam Tagore, Sushmita Dev, Kuldeep Bishnoi, Jitin Prasada, Shaktisinh Gohil, Devender Yadav, RPN Singh, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Sachin Rao, Rajeev Satav, Lalji Desai, Deepender Hooda, Vivek Bansal, Neeraj Kundan and BV Srinivas.
The expanded CWC now has 57 members from 52 earlier. Jitin Prasada, who was among the many signatories to the letter, has been made in-charge of West Bengal, a vital state which is able to go for elections next yr.
The particular committee of six leaders help the Congress President in “organisational and operational matters” consists of Mukul Wasnik, who was amongst signatories to the letter. The six-member committee will proceed to perform till the next AICC session. He has additionally been made normal secretary in-charge of Rajasthan.
The 5 members of reconstituted Central Election Authority additionally consists of former Delhi minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, who was among the many letter signatories.
While a lot of the normal secretaries and in-charges of states are youthful leaders of the party, the CWC is a mixture of younger and skilled leaders.
(With inputs from companies)