In a bid to construct consensus over the appointments of get together chiefs in lots of states, the Congress is searching for recommendations from block- and district-level leaders on appropriate candidates for the highest posts, folks acquainted with the developments mentioned.
The transfer is essentially aimed toward checking infighting in states and uniting warring factions, a Congress functionary mentioned on situation of anonymity. The Congress management has requested the state incharges to start out the consensus-building train throughout the nation, he added. The method has kicked off in lots of states, together with Telangana and Maharashtra.
In Telangana, All India Congress Committee (AICC) incharge Manickam Tagore has thus far met 160 leaders, together with former Union and state ministers, members of Parliament and legislators, to debate the names for the brand new state chief and in addition the get together’s revival technique. “Within the subsequent few days, I’m going to satisfy 500 leaders from block to district and state degree leaders,” Tagore mentioned. He mentioned the broad-based session course of has been initiated to evolve a consensus on the state management difficulty and in addition to formulate the get together’s revival plan forward of the 2023 meeting elections.
Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy resigned from the submit quickly after the meeting elections in 2018 however was requested to proceed until a alternative was discovered. The Congress managed to win 19 seats in 2018, two fewer than its 2014 tally within the state. The get together suffered successive electoral setbacks regardless of being instrumental in carving out Telangana by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh simply earlier than the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The get together fought the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Telangana and the just-concluded Higher Hyderabad Municipal Company polls below Reddy’s management and fared badly in each. Whereas the Congress gained three seats within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the get together bagged simply two seats within the GHMC polls.
Quickly after, Reddy once more submitted his resignation, prompting the get together management to search for his alternative. Equally, the Congress has began the session course of in Maharashtra and Mumbai models, based on the particular person quoted above.
Maharashtra Congress unit Balasaheb Thorat is holding a ministerial submit within the state. Maharashtra meeting speaker Nana Patole and the Congress get together’s Gujarat incharge Rajeev Satav are entrance runners to switch Thorat.
Political analysts say the Congress is going through a management disaster in Telangana and over the previous 7-Eight years, its organisational construction has additionally collapsed.
Hyderabad-based political analyst C Narasimha Rao mentioned the Congress must strengthen the organisational construction on the block and the district ranges. “In contrast to the Bhartiya Janata Social gathering, the Congress has cadre and construction in rural areas. However it’s lacking the devoted leaders there. The get together ought to instantly appoint workplace bearers at block and district ranges,” he mentioned.