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50% of Congress tickets to go to youngsters: Mallikarjun Kharge | India News

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BENGALURU: New Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has put the previous guard of the Karnataka unit on discover by reportedly telling colleagues that he intends to order 50% tickets for “children” in subsequent 12 months’s meeting elections.
Kharge cited the social gathering’s Udaipur declaration of this Might when he’s stated to have made the feedback at an occasion organised by the state unit on Sunday to felicitate him.
“Karnataka Congress will make a honest effort to determine children and girls to contest the meeting elections. A shortlist can be made and the Pradesh Election Committee will finalise the names in each section. This can be vetted by the social gathering’s Central Election Committee,” stated KPCC working president Saleem Ahmed.
Functionaries say the social gathering has performed three surveys to evaluate “profitable likelihood” of candidates eager to contest the 2023 elections. The social gathering will shortlist one-to-three candidates for every of the 224 meeting seats. “Of the three, we intend to shortlist one who’s below 50 and, if doable, a lady,” stated a functionary.
However there may be deep scepticism on whether or not Kharge, who’s himself 80, can implement the declaration on the bottom. “The 68 sitting MLAs can’t be denied tickets and there are one other 60 seniors who had been both defeated or are ready for a chance in different segments. So, the place is the room for contemporary blood?” requested one functionary.
For instance, there may be Basavaraj Rayareddy, a five-time MLA and one-time MP who was defeated in 2018 by Basappa Halappa Achar, mines minister within the BJP authorities.
Requested if the declaration may very well be applied within the subsequent common election, Rayareddy, 66, admitted that the “novel” concept could also be tough to execute. “Little doubt the social gathering wants contemporary blood however the greater problem is to search out candidates who can win. Finally, profitable is the lone standards,” stated Rayareddy.
Legislators near Kharge say Congress might experiment with contemporary blood in segments thought-about bastions of BJP and JD(S), suggesting it may very well be a baptism by fireplace.
“There are a number of such segments like Shikaripura, the place Yediyurappa holds sway, and Hangal, which is the house section of CM Basavaraj Bommai. We might push children there to tackle the problem,” stated a legislator.

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