Most Congress leaders set to be exempt from ‘one household, one ticket’ rule


The “one family, one ticket” proposal for the Congress leaders, which is being mentioned with a lot fanfare by the occasion’s high management at its Chintan Shivir in Rajasthan’s Udaipuris not going to impression most of senior occasion leaders, not to mention Gandhis, whether it is cleared.

The proposed rule’s caveat that these sons, daughters and different kin of the Congress leaders who aspire to contest elections ought to have labored for the occasion for at the least 5 years in impact give an exemption from it to a lot of the leaders and their wards, who’re MPs or MLAs, or have already been in public life.

For occasion, each Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and ex-party president Rahul Gandhi can contest the approaching Lok Sabha elections. The Nehru-Gandhi household’s third member in public life, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, would even be eligible to contest the Lok Sabha polls, slated for April-May 2024, if she needs, provided that by 2024 she would have for the occasion for 5 years. She turned an All India Congress Committee (AICC) common secretary in January 2019.

The “one family, one ticket” rule will thus have an effect on solely these Congress leaders who need to launch their wards or kin straight into the hustings. Rahul, for example, had himself made his debut straightaway as a Lok Sabha candidate of the occasion from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi within the 2004 common elections. That straight ballot route will now be closed.

Take the instances of different occasion leaders whose wards are additionally in politics however is not going to be affected by the rule.

Among the Congress Working Committee (CWC) members, Digvijaya Singh is a Rajya Sabha MP whereas his son Jaivardhan Singh is an MLA in Madhya Pradesh. AK Antony’s son Anil has been working with the digital communications division within the occasion’s Kerala unit for a while. Mallikarjun Kharge’s son Priyank Kharge is an MLA and ex-minister. Harish Rawat’s son Anand Rawat is a former Uttarakhand Congress president. P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram is a Lok Sabha MP.

AICC in-charge of Chhattisgarh, PL Punia’s son Tanuj has been lively because the working president of the UP Congress central zone’s SC division. He had contested the 2017 and 2022 Assembly polls and the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Pramod Tewari’s daughter Aradhana Misra is a two-time MLA. Salman Khurshid and his spouse Louise Khurshid have been in public life and contesting elections for many years. Former Lok Sabha MP Meira Kumar’s son Anshul Avijit turned a Congress spokesperson in September 2019.

Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s son Deepender Hooda has been in public life for near 20 years. He turned a Lok Sabha MP in 2005 and is at present a Rajya Sabha member. Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath’s son Nakul Nath is already a Lok Sabha MP. Sushil Kumar Shinde’s daughter Pariniti has been an MLA since 2009.

With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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