‘How will there be fair elections for the post of Congress President without the voter list?’
Manish Tewari raised questions on the process of election of Congress organization by tweeting
Like what is happening in Congress, it doesn’t happen even in club elections: Tiwari
New Delhi. The controversy over the post of Congress President has now come to the fore on Twitter as well. Manish Tewari, MP from Anandpur Sahib in Punjab and a member of G-23, raised questions on the transparency of elections. Three MPs, including Tiwari, have publicly demanded that the electoral rolls should be made public, which the Congress has turned down citing the old practice. According to TOI, this demand was first raised by G-23 leader Anand Sharma at the CWC meeting on Sunday, after which another dissident leader Manish Tewari said on Wednesday that it should be done in the interest of “free and fair elections”. should. He also got the support of Shashi Tharoor on Twitter and Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram.
On the question of the MPs, ICC Central Election Authority Chairman Madhusudan Mistry said that the electoral college of PCC representatives can be seen at the state headquarters. At the same time, all the candidates will also be given a list of the leaders fighting against them. Also refusing to print the voter list, AICC general secretary organization in-charge KC Venugopal said, “It is an internal process, and it should not be published for all to see.” There is no such practice. We will continue to follow the old practice.
‘Voter’s name-address mandatory’
Congress MP from Punjab Manish Tewari urged to put the list with the names and addresses of voters on the Congress website for transparency. On Madhusudan Mistry’s reply, Tiwari questioned whether one would have to visit PCC offices across the country to collect information about the voter list? Tiwari further said, ‘This does not happen even in the elections of clubs. That’s why I am demanding from you for publication of voter list of Congress for fair and transparent elections.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 01, 2022, 07:36 IST