Congress to field those below 50 in half of seats in LS, CWC defers it to 2024

New Delhi:  After the Congress Youth Committee, led by Punjab Congress president and former Youth Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Brar, recommended 65 as the retirement age for party leaders, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has decided to implement this after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, according to sources.

The Congressmen's Youth Committee advised that they retire at 65, which Sonia Gandhi, the party's interim president, agreed to, although with a two-year delay.

After a nine-year hiatus, the Chintan Shivir was held in Udaipur. Around 430 Congress leaders attended, and the party prepared a "six draught resolution" that was presented to Sonia Gandhi by the six conveners for six committees formed to discuss various topics ranging from politics to the organisation, farmers-agriculture, youth-related issues, social justice, welfare, and the economy.

Following the CWC's resolutions at Chintan Shivir, the party was perceived as paving the way for young leadership by announcing reservations for those under the age of 50. At the same time, top leaders were given a reprieve until the elections in 2024.

The party president had organised six distinct committees for the Shivir issue, and the camp had approved their suggestions. Many important decisions were made, but one was postponed.

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