After media reports that the Gandhi family was exempted from the Congress’ ‘one family, one ticket’ formula, Congress spokesperson Srinivasan BV denied any such development. While playing a video of the full speech of Congress general secretary Ajay Maken, he hit a Twitter media report where the senior leader was seen saying that the formula would be applied to everyone in the party without exception.
“The talks in the camp will lay the groundwork for a major organizational change. The ‘one family, one ticket’ rule has been discussed and will be discussed further. The formula is almost unanimous, and the only exception would be if the second-ticket candidate worked for the team for five years, doing exemplary work, “said McCain.
This exception could pave the way for both Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi if Sonia Gandhi does not want to contest any future elections.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the party’s ‘Chintan Shibir’ in Udaipur, McCain said the party was preparing for a ‘big change’ and acknowledged that a complete overhaul of the organization was needed.
McCain added, “Anyone who continues to hold this position must resign, and a cold period of three years is required for that person to return to the same position.”
Maken said no senior leader’s relative or son could come out of the blue and ask for a ticket. The Grand Old Party has often been criticized for its racist politics. However, the move will create much-needed confidence in those who have been working tirelessly for the team over the years.
Agreeing that the party structure has remained the same for the last six decades, the Congress leader said, “We have not made any changes. A consensus is now being reached between the polling station and the block to form a new organizational unit called Mandal. ”