50% Seats For Below 50, Declares Kharge Ahead Of Cong Prez Polls


Telangana: While on a visit to Hyderabad and Vijayawada, to meet Pradesh Congress Committee members and party members on Saturday, Mallikarjun Kharge declared that, if elected as the head of the All India Congress Committee, he would execute the plan to allocate 50% of seats to people under the age of 50.

“In Udaipur, this declaration was made – on 50 percent seats for those under 50. We had decided at the time. And I would do this (if elected). When everybody wants this, it will be done,” the 80-year-old leader – referring to the Chintan Shivir held earlier this year – told reporters during a press interaction in Telangana.

Further, he denied allegations of disagreements with Tharoor yet again, despite the fact that Tharoor’s call for change could be felt in the background. “Our home is involved in this. We must cooperate with one another. Working alone is impossible for one individual. It must be “we” and not “I.” He emphasised, seemingly in reaction to remarks made by Tharoor, who promised significant changes if he were elected, that the decisions would be made together.

9,300 voters would be registered to vote in the 130-year-old party’s elections. “I am travelling to every state to present my viewpoint to the electorate. Among other areas, I visited Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. All of the senior officials who had pushed me to run for office advised me to maintain the party’s strength at a time when Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi aren’t interested in running for office. After their appeals, I made the decision to challenge the results,” he said.

The preparations for the forthcoming state elections and the 2024 presidential election would be among the formidable challenges that the future leader of Congress would face.

Rahul Gandhi, who has been leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra, shot down allegations that his family would have a say in Sonia Gandhi’s successor’s choices. “There are two persons standing, and each has a position and viewpoint. They are wise and powerful individuals, Gandhi added. “Honestly, this tone is demeaning to both of them. I don’t think one of them will be a remote control (party chief).”

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