Assembly elections: Rahul Gandhi sets quota for family tickets

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New Delhi, Oct 7: Contrary to his own position in the party, Rahul Gandhi has made it clear that Indian politics is not a place for family dynasty. As per the new party rule, Congress leaders cannot ask for tickets for their wives, sons, daughters and near and dear ones. In a move to reduce the number of ineligible party candidates, who are more likely to lose seats for the party, Rahul Gandhi has set a quota of 2 tickets per family (according to a report by Deccan Chronicle).

Influential politicians to take onus for lost seats by prodeges.

Per party sources, the youth leader has directed party officials dealing with Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh Assembly Polls to follow the Karnataka model of selecting nominees discretely.

Party leaders said,"Rahulji is for decentralisation of power in the organisation. Therefore, recommendation of candidates coming from block, teshil, district and state Congress committees will be taken seriously. The AICC's central election committee cannot decide the nominees ignoring recommendations from states."

Rahul Gandhi has further indicated that influential leaders who nominate their proteges should taken up responsibility for the party if the latter lost seats. "Clearly, the public do not vote just for nothing; candidates should be involved in an organizational network in the state.

Congress and BJP both have inflicted corruption charges against each other. While the Congress has made corruption and price rise an issue against the BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the latter is alleging the same against the Congress governments in Rajasthan and Delhi.

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