Now, Congress units in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Bihar too want Rahul as party chief | India News

Congress pradesh committees in three more states — Maharashtra, TN and Bihar — passed “unanimous” resolutions on Monday backing Rahul Gandhi for the post of party president, adding heft to a campaign that started in contender Ashok Gehlot’s backyard, Rajasthan, over the weekend and spread to Chhattisgarh and Gujarat.
In Maharashtra, ex-CM Ashok Chavan moved the resolution urging Rahul to take over, seconded by former ministers Chandrakant Handore and Naseem Khan. The Mumbai region Congress committee, too, batted for the former party chief through a resolution supported, among others, by former minister Milind Deora.
The Tamil Nadu PCC said its stand was endorsed by the 652-member general body.
The TNCC said Rahul’s election as party president was crucial “to ensure that democratic and secular forces register victory in the 2024 general elections”.
“This meeting strongly believes that only if Rahul Gandhi takes over this responsibility will India’s future be bright,” PCC chief K S Alagiri said, reading out the resolution to applause from the audience.
In Patna, a total of 587 newly elected PCC members and delegates chorused their approval of a resolution for Rahul to lead Congress into the next Lok Sabha elections. They also authorised interim national president Sonia Gandhi to take the final call on the appointment of a new state president and working committee members.
The party’s Jharkhand unit is tipped to jump onto the bring-Rahul-back bandwagon on Tuesday.

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