In a bid to save the sinking ship of congress, top leaders have started their three-day brainstorming Chintan Shivir.
The party chief Sonia Gandhi called for urgent reforms and changes in its day-to-day functioning saying “extraordinary situations demand extraordinary action”.
The ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’ which opened with Gandhi’s remarks is expected to witness major structural reforms including the ‘one family, one ticket’ formula with exceptions based on high levels of performance in a party role for five years.
The formula will pave the way for leaders like Priyanka Gandhi and Vaibhav Gehlot to contest elections as they have worked in party positions since 2019.
Meanwhile, Sonia also launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of keeping the country in a state of permanent polarisation, “brutalising” minorities and “threatening” political opponents by misusing institutions.