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The Maharashtra Congress passes a resolution to name Rahul Gandhi as party president

Edited by:- Vikas Mavi

19 September 2022 (New Delhi): With the notification of the Congress president polls just days away, the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) passed a resolution on Monday to appoint Rahul Gandhi as the party’s national president. The resolution was adopted at a meeting of 553 MPCC delegates held at the YB Chavan Centre in South Mumbai.

Maharashtra becomes the fourth state to pass this resolution

The Congress has voted to make Rahul Gandhi the party’s president in Rajasthan and Chhatisgarh, the only two states where the party is in government on its own and the Gujarat Congress demanded on Sunday that Rahul Gandhi be appointed as the party’s leader. Notably, Maharastry Congress president Nana Patole introduced a resolution authorising the congress president to appoint state unit chief office bearers and AICC delegates.

The date has come to start the nomination process

This resolution was unanimously passed after being seconded by Congress Legislature Party leader Balasaheb Thorat. The meeting was attended by Pallam Raju, the state returning officer for the organisational polls, HK Patil, and former CMs Ashok Chavan, Prithviraj Chavan, and Patole. On September 24, the nomination process for the Congress president’s election will begin. If necessary, the election will be held on October 17.

Many other big leaders proposed to do so

In a separate meeting, the Mumbai unit decided to delegate all organisational decisions to the president of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC). Mumbai Congress working president Charanjit Singh Sapra proposed the resolution to appoint Rahul Gandhi as Congress president, which was seconded by former city president Milind Deora. Bhai Jagtap, the city unit president, proposed a resolution authorising the AICC president to make all organisational decisions. Former Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam seconded the resolution.

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