New Delhi: The Congress Party has decided not to assign any party post to a partyman who is part of the government. An announcement of this effect is likely to be made at Congress’ SurajKund conclave which is scheduled to be held on November 9.

With the enhanced role of party general secretary Rahul Gandhi in the proposed reshuffle in party organisation, the Congress is set to follow the principle of one person, one post at a time. It is believed that 40 percent posts in the party organization will be filled by youngsters.

Before the Surajkund meet, the preparations for organizational expansion are underway and top party leaders are holding consultations over it.

The sources say that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and general secretary Rahul Gandhi will also discuss the current political and economic scenario and unveil party’s new strategy in the meeting.

All members of Congress Working Committee, states in-charges, Party General Secretaries, Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State with independent charge are likely to attend the meet.

It is said that the main purpose of this meeting is to strengthen the party organization and the functioning of the government in the wake of 2014 general elections.
In order to avoid any confusion, this time Congress high command has made it categorically clear that nobody will remain both in organization and the government simultaneously. A hint in this regard was dropped when Rahul Gandhi, despite high speculations, was not inducted in the Union Council of Ministers at the time of recent rejig.

It is to be noted that excepting Indira Gandhi, nobody from Gandhi-Nehru family worked under any Prime Minister as a minister. Indira Gandhi was Information and Broadcasting Minister under former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1964.

The new criteria for one’s induction in the party organization will mean Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad’s exit from the post of Congress general secretary. Former I&B Minister Ambika Soni who is going into organization from the government is likely to replace Azad.


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