‘Rahul’s primaries plan will end high command culture’

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘primaries’ experiment for candidate selection is being hailed as a plan to ‘end the high command culture’ that could pave the way for direct election of even the all-powerful Congress Working Committee.

Party general secretary Ajay Maken said that in the later stages of opening up of the system, even the office bearers of CWC could be elected through direct feedback from party workers and so could be the fate of chief ministers in states.

The last contest witnessed for CWC, the highest policy making body was in 1997 at the AICC plenary at Kolkata when the late Sitaram Kesri was the party chief.

‘The idea is to ensure that a common worker has a say in decision making even at the top levels,’ Maken said.
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