Congress Election: The Congress which you know today is made up of many different committees. Its real name is All India Congress Committee (AICC).
The election for the post of Congress President is to be held in October. Doubt remains on who will be its next president, from the Gandhi family or whether a leader of a non-Gandhi family will hold the reins of Congress. Earlier, BJP leaders have been raising questions on the policies of Congress and its organizational elections, but now there is a ruckus within the party regarding the election of the President.
In the online meeting of the Congress Working Committee on Monday this week, senior party leader Anand Sharma raised questions in front of the interim Sonia Gandhi of the organization, while on Wednesday another leader and former Union Minister Manish Tewari also echoed Anand Sharma’s tone. . Now when questions are being raised on the questions on the internal elections of the Congress, then one more question arises that how is the election of the President in the Congress done? Come, today we know about the process of election for the post of President of Congress.
Who conducts the election of Congress President
Under the internal elections of the Congress, members are appointed by the Central Election Authority (CEA) to complete the process of election for the post of President of the party. The Central Election Authority is constituted by the Congress Working Committee. The Central Election Authority consists of five ex-officio members and one of them is made its chairman. At present, Madhusudan Mistry is the chairman of the Central Election Authority of the Congress. The term of this election authority is three years. The biggest thing is that till the completion of the election process, the members of the Central Election Authority will not be able to take any other post in the party. The responsibility of this election authority is to conduct the election of the President of the Congress.
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How is the election
Any member of AICC can become a candidate to contest for the post of President of Congress. A candidate contesting for the post of President must have the support of at least 10 members of the State Congress Committee. These supporters of the Pradesh Congress Committee are also called proponents. According to the Congress constitution, a Returning Officer is first appointed for the election of the President. The Returning Officer is appointed by the Chairman of the Central Election Authority. After obtaining the support of 10 members from the State Congress Committee, the names of the AICC members contesting for the post of President are placed before the polling officer by a specified date. The members who have filed their nomination for the post of Speaker may, if they so desire, withdraw their nominations within seven days. If after withdrawal of nomination there is only one candidate for the post of Speaker, he is deemed to be the Speaker.
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How is the counting of votes done?
After the polling is conducted, the counting of votes is started in the presence of the Returning Officer after the ballot box is sent by the State Congress Committee to the headquarters of the All India Congress Committee. Under this, the first preference ballots are counted first. The candidate who gets more than 50 percent of the votes is declared the President of the Congress. If someone does not get more than 50 percent of the votes in the first preference, his/her name is removed from the list. After this, the election of the President is done through ‘elimination’. At last the candidate with the most votes left is declared the President.
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