The Rajasthan unit of Congress on Saturday unanimously handed a decision calling for the appointment of Rahul Gandhi because the get together president.
The decision to make Rahul Gandhi the Congress chief was proposed by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot – who was seen as a powerful contender for the submit – on the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) assembly in Jaipur.
Rajasthan has develop into the primary state to move such decision in a bid to steer Rahul Gandhi to take over the reins of the get together once more. Sources within the get together say the opposite state models are anticipated to comply with swimsuit.
The assembly comes forward of the Congress presidential election, for which the nomination course of will begin on September 24.
After the assembly, Rajasthan minister Pratap Singh Khachariya mentioned that a decision was additionally handed authorising the incoming get together chief to nominate the Rajasthan Congress president and nominate the members of All India Congress Committee (AICC) from the state.
“Congress is one and the decision in favour of Rahul Gandhi was moved by the Chief Minister himself. Individuals raised arms and left it to the Congress President to nominate the brand new state chief and AICC members from the state,” he mentioned.
Sources say former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot didn’t attend the assembly as he was in Delhi.
Enjoying down stories about him being the frontrunner for the submit, Mr Gehlot final month had mentioned that the get together members throughout the nation could be disenchanted if Rahul Gandhi doesn’t develop into the get together chief.
“If he turns into president, the get together will stay united,” Mr Gehlot had mentioned.
The Congress get together’s management disaster has been simmering for years and has solely worsened with its back-to-back election defeats and string of exits by high-profile leaders.
A number of Congress leaders have mentioned that they need Rahul Gandhi to return because the get together chief. Celebration insiders, nevertheless, keep that Mr Gandhi will not be prepared to just accept the position.
Mr Gandhi had resigned from the submit of Congress president after the get together’s debacle within the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, taking ethical accountability for the defeat.
He has been turning down the appeals by his get together members since then.
The notification for the Congress president’s election shall be out on September 22 and the method for submitting nominations shall be held from September 24 to 30.
The final date for withdrawal of nominations is October 8 and the election, if required, shall be held on October 17. The outcomes shall be out on October 19.
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