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AICC, MPCC look at ways to quell dissent

NYOOOZ 2017-05-20 04:34:25

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. " he appointment of Vice-President Rahul Gandhi as the next AICC president is a certainty. " Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. " he appointment of Vice-President Rahul Gandhi as the next AICC president is a certainty. " The top leadership of the Congress is evolving a mechanism to manage factionalism in the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC). The strategy is likely to be similar to the mechanism the BJP uses to tame its dissidents and with it, the Congress is hoping to unite its splinter groups. The leadership has conveyed to the cadre that those unwilling to work in the party " interest would be free to leave. The reforms are likely to come into force after the elevation of vice-president Rahul Gandhi to the AICC president post. A source in the Congress told the Indian Express: " he appointment of Vice-President Rahul Gandhi as the next AICC president is a certainty. " The Maharashtra Congress believes the AICC presidential polls should be held through consensus and the situation does not warrant elections. However, both the Centre and the state " larger concern is inculcating discipline and taming dissidents to strengthen the organisation. Insiders indicated that once the organisational polls are over, certain guidelines would come into force. A senior Congress leader said: " oday, the biggest problem of the party is individuals working at cross purposes. This defeats the primary objective of strengthening the organisation. " To find a way, a decision will be taken to reach out to all those in the who are unhappy and have been in criticism mode for the past five years against the party and its leadership. An insider said: " tate-wide consultation has begun at the AICC level. Notwithstanding the electoral success of the BJP at the Centre and state, the Congress is going to start the process to fix problems within the organisation. " A senior state Congress leader who is part of the exercise said: " he time has come to determine to what extent dissidence against the party president should be tolerated at the Centre or state level. " Citing examples, he said: " oday, if a senior AICC or MPCC leader speaks against Rahul Gandhi, it does not augur well for the party " interest. Such in-house indiscipline will have to be nipped. " Referring to the BJP, he said: " n the BJP, nobody dares to publicly or privately utter a word against their Prime Minister Narendra Modi or BJP president Amit Shah. ...

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