In a first, Congress goes digital to elect new party president
For the first time, the Indian National Congress is going to digitally conduct the voting process for the election of the party's new president. Digital voter cards are going to be issued to the AICC delegates.
The Central elections authority is in the process of drawing up a voters list of around 1500 AICC delegates and has asked for digital photographs from all state units.
The Congress party is expected to come up with a more democratic and transparent approach in the face of continued criticism of dynastic politics.
While the stage is set for the return of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president, the situation could change dramatically if any challenger throws their hat in the ring. If Rahul Gandhi comes back to the throne, it will indicate that the Gandhi scion is not only the undisputed leader but also the most popular one.
In the case of a contender emerging, the central election authority will have to conduct the entire voting exercise with a proper schedule in place that will include ballot voting.