KOTTAYAM: All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Mukul Wasnik has said that the Congress leadership would consider various options to strengthen the party, including amending its constitution, if necessary.
Speaking at the AICC’s interaction meet with the party workers and leaders in the district here on Saturday, he said that the report being formulated after the ongoing discussions with the leaders at the grassroots level, will be submitted to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on February 28.
He added that the Congress president would present the report, containing suggestions from party workers from across the country, at the Congress Working Committee.
“The working committee, after considering all the suggestions, will prepare a draft plan of action and resolutions on various subjects to rejuvenate the party. We will also propose amendments to party constitution, wherever is necessary. Later, a session of the AICC will be convened to finalise the action plan,” he said.
He added that the document to be submitted to the Congress president from Kerala is expected to be extremely important, which would have an impact in formulating the plan of action for the entire country. Wasnik also said that a new system to evaluate the performance of different units and different office-bearers of the party and fixing accountability for various actions, will be brought in place as part of the rejuvenation process.
Another high point of the ongoing process will be collecting suggestions on a proposal to increase the block reservation for the SC/ST and minority communities in the party, from 20 per cent to 50 per cent.
“The feedback of the party workers at grassroots level on this will be vital. The lack of sufficient representation of women that prevents the party from implementing 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliamentary competitions; and whether to bring back the previous system of active membership and primary membership will also be discussed in the interaction sessions,” he said.
The interaction process of the AICC in the state will come to a close on February 21. Subsequently, Wasnik and AICC secretary Deepak Babaria will meet the state-level leaders on February 22 and 23 at the KPCC office in Thiruvananthapuram.
The interaction is intended to help the AICC formulate policy perspectives and strengthen the party apparatus through a revamp process.
The leaders have been meeting party workers from the block to district levels.