Congress votes for Rahul Gandhi as next party president

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar

The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today adopted a resolution to elevate the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to the post of party president. The projects which were started earlier have slowed down significantly, thereby generating a sense of agony. A Union Minister defends a private individual. More than 450 of 468 PCC delegates from across the 64 organisational districts gathered at the state Congress office here on Monday morning and passed the resolution in the presence of Deepak Babaria, AICC general secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh affairs.

Along with the former MLA of Amethi, around 6-7 members of the Congress have left the party and have joined the BJP.

"For almost 60 years, the Congress was in power at the Centre".

"The country now wants to know if the Prime Minister will seek Amit Shah's resignation", the Congress leader added.

Amethi was one of only two parliament seats of UP's 80 that the Congress could win in 2014; the other was neighbouring Rae Bareli, also a Gandhi family stronghold, from where Congress chief and Rahul Gandhi's mother Sonia Gandhi contested and won.

She will then visit a unit of the Steel Authority of India in Jagdishpur, an industrial area in Amethi. Though Irani lost to the Congress scion, she managed to reduce his victory margin from around 3.70 lakh in 2009 to 1.07 lakh in 2014. Four of them were in Amethi, reflecting the change in mood of voters.

"If Modiji can not address these (issues), he should say so and Congress will come and do his work in six months", he had said.

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