Udaipur: The Congress decided to reinstate the Parliamentary Council which was a powerful body within the party when PV Narasimha Rao was Prime Minister.
The draft policy resolution presented to Chintan Shivir here called for an urgent reconstitution of the Parliamentary Council to effectively lead the agitation against the bad policies of the Modi government inside and outside the parliament.
Election strategist Prashant Kishor and the G-23 Congressional splinter group, leaders have consistently demanded the reconstitution of the now defunct Parliamentary Council.
It is the body that was led from the front by Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi for years, even when they were party presidents.
Rahul Gandhi can become chairman of the parliamentary council if he does not hold the post of party chairman. In this scenario, the Congress Party expects it to become the rallying point for all opposition forces nationwide in the fight against the ruling BJP.
The Congressional Working Committee could make a decision on reactivating the body at today’s crucial meeting.
The resolution also contained a suggestion for the appointment of separate groups under the direction of the Secretaries General of the AICC to coordinate and direct the elections to Parliament and the ballots of the Assembly. The panel will begin various ballot-related work, such as finalizing candidates at least one year before the election.
This will be in contrast to the current system existing in the party in which preparations for elections usually start just two or three months before the elections.