Before the internal elections in Congress, the big party could hold elections for the office of presidents in several states. Sources told India TV that the party could hold elections in Gujarat, Telangana and Maharashtra. Additionally, there are talks circulating that Congress could also change its chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Congressional Committee.
In Gujarat, the party could also announce a new face of the legislative party. The new names could be announced by the party in the same month, the sources said. In particular, after the beating of the elections, the head of the Gujarat congressional unit, Amit Chavada, had resigned from his post. The position has been vacant since then.
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The Congress is considering the possibility of contesting the local body elections in Gujarat next February with a new team and therefore wants to appoint a new team. These will be the first elections in Congress after Ahmed Patel’s disappearance in November. Patel was a deputy of Rajya Sabha from the western state since 1993.
In Madhya Pradesh, former CM Kamal Nath who has led the party’s state unit since May 2018 could be replaced. It could be assigned a key role in Delhi.
In Maharashtra, the Congress that shares power with Shiv Sena and NCP, could also change the leadership of the state unit. The party has left many indications that it could name a new state president. Sunil Chhatrapal Kedar and Vijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar are the pioneers to lead the Maharashtra Pradesh Congressional Committee.
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Also in Telangana, Congress is in the mood for a change after the defeat in the GHMC polls. His Telangana unit chief, N Uttam Kumar Reddy, resigned earlier this month from office, taking moral responsibility for the party’s defeat in GHMC polls.
In Bihar, where Congress emerged as the weak link in the grand alliance, Congress could also give responsibility to a new face.