New Delhi : Congress is ready for a historic change in the midst of a fierce battle within the congress. The new president of the party will be elected digitally. For this, the congress is preparing to issue a digital card to the delegate of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), which is included in the voter list for the election of the president. Around 1500 delegates vote in the election for the presidency. The election schedule of the president is expected to be announced soon.
The country’s oldest party has started the process of giving identity cards to the AICC delegate for the election of the new president. A member of the Central Election Authority, who is handling the election for the post of president, said that this time the ID will be digital. There will be a bar code on this card. As soon as this code is scanned, all the information about the member will come on the screen. The Congress Working Committee will meet soon to announce the election schedule for the post of president. The program will be announced after CWC’s seal.
A member of the Central Election Authority said that if there is more than one candidate for the post of president, voting will take place. The voting will be done through ballot paper or digitally, a final decision will be taken by the CWC. The Election Authority has made full preparations for the election of the new president in both the ways.
A senior party leader said that by the beginning of the new year, the process of election of the new president will be completed. The term of the new party president will be till 2022. Because, Rahul Gandhi became the President in the year 2017, but he resigned from his post after the defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. After this, Sonia Gandhi is taking charge as Interim President.
The election of a new president is very important for the Congress. The discontent within the party is getting louder after losing one election after another. In such a situation, the challenge before the party is to make the election completely transparent and democratic so that critics do not get any chance. Party President Sonia Gandhi formed the Central Election Authority for the election of the new president only after a letter from 23 disgruntled leaders. Its responsibility has been entrusted to senior leader Madhusudan Mistry.