Congress To Make Electoral List Available On Sept 20

According to Congress’ Central Election Authority chairman, Madhusudan Mistry, the demand, raised by several Congress leaders to be able to see the electoral list, will be fulfilled. He said that the list will be made available at the Central election authority office from September 20.

NEW DELHI | Updated: 11 September, 2022 8:59 pm IST
Congress party headquarters in New Delhi

Acceding to the demand from several party leaders, Congress has agreed to make changes to the polling process for the election of the party president.

According to Congress’ Central Election Authority chairman, Madhusudan Mistry, the demand, raised by several Congress leaders to be able to see the electoral list, will be fulfilled. He said that the list will be made available at the Central election authority office from September 20.

In a letter to Congress leaders Manish Tewari, Shashi Tharoor, Karti Chidambaram, Pradyut Bordoloi and Abdul Khaleque, Mistry said, “If anyone desires to get nominations from 10 supporters from different states, the list of all 9000+ delegates will be available in my office at AICC, Delhi from September 20 (11 am to 6 pm), before they file their nomination on September 24.”

He said that they can come and choose their 10 supporters (delegates) from the list and obtain their (delegates’) signature for nomination.

Mistry also said that this should resolve anybody’s anxiety about the process of filing their nominations without knowing the names of the delegates.

“Once the nomination is signed and handed over to the Chief Returning Officer, they will get the entire list of the delegates,” Mistry said. “I hope this satisfies the needs of you and the other colleagues who have signed the letter. I express my gratitude to Tharoor ji for calling and having a conversation with me on the same today, he added.

Mistry’s letter comes against the backdrop of a letter sent to him by Tharoor and signed by Tewari, Chidambaram, Bordoloi and Khaleque.

The Congress leader, in his letter to five party MPs, also said that he notes their concern and appreciates their intention of strengthening the party and, therefore, to have a free, fair and transparent election of the Congress President.

Earlier in the day, Tewari took to Twitter and wrote, “Perused Mistryji’s reply to 5 MP’s letter. Heartening to note that he has taken on board/even appreciated the objective of our individual and collective exhortations to him. My concern has always been the integrity of process not personal aspirations of any individual much less mine.”

The CWC, the highest decision-making body of the Congress, last month approved the new schedule of the elections for the party president. As per the new schedule, the date of notification is September 22 and the candidates can file their nominations between September 24 and 30. The last date of withdrawal will be October 8.

The date of the election (if needed) is October 17 (Monday) from 10 am to 4 pm. The date of counting and declaration of result (if needed) is October 19.

Sonia Gandhi has been helming the affairs of the party as its interim president since August 2019. Her son Rahul Gandhi resigned from the top post of the party in May 2018 after a drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections.

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