Several senior leaders of Gujarat Congress met Rahul Gandhi in the capital Delhi on Friday to demand a new state president. These leaders have expressed their desire that the party should get an ‘experienced’ president.
New Delhi. Voices of opposition have started emerging in the Congress regarding Gujarat unit president Hardik Patel. It is reported that many senior party leaders met Rahul Gandhi in the capital Delhi on Friday to demand the appointment of a new state president. According to the information received, these leaders have expressed their desire that the party should get an ‘experienced’ president. At present, the role of working president of the party is being played by Hardik Patel. GPCC President Amit Chavda and Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly Paresh Dhanani had resigned following the party’s weak performance in the civic polls in February. It is being said that many party leaders are opposing the appointment of Hardik Patel as the president. It is worth noting that the assembly elections (2022 Assembly Elections) can be held in Gujarat at the end of 2022.
According to the Indian Express report, 23 leaders of Gujarat met Rahul Gandhi on Friday. During this, Raghu Sharma, who was made the Gujarat in-charge of AICC, was also present. Both the leaders first met the members of Gujarat Congress together and then separately. The report quoted sources as saying that several names were suggested for the post of president. These include the names of former state president Shaktisinh Gohil, Bharatsinh Solanki and Jagdish Thakur. The report quoted sources as saying that several leaders also mentioned the names of Virji Thumar and Panjabhai dynasty for the Leader of the Opposition.
According to the report, the party high command has indicated that a big announcement for the post of president in the state will be made around Diwali. Sources say that most leaders are of the view that the party should be led by an ‘experienced’ person, who takes everyone along and forges alliances with local parties. Senior party leaders have opposed the appointment of Patel as the president in gestures.
According to the report, it is being said that on the other hand Patel is trusted by the central leadership. Last month, Patel and Jignesh Mevani had spoken of giving “full support” to the Congress and met Rahul Gandhi. However, he left early to attend an event organized by Kanhaiya Kumar in Patna.
What is Rahul saying?
The report quoted sources as saying that Rahul has asked the leaders to work together and organize ‘chintin camps’ to prepare the party for elections. Those who met Rahul on Friday included Chavda, Dhanani, Gohil, Patel, Mevani, Arjun Modhwadia, Siddharth Patel, Tushar Choudhary, Naran Rathwa, Ami Yagnik, Deepak Babaria, Ghiyasuddin Sheikh, Shailesh Parmar, Virji Thummar and Panjabhai Vansh. Is.
In 2018, Congress replaced Bharatsinh Solanki and made Chavda the GPCC president. However, the Congress could not win a single seat in Gujarat during the Lok Sabha elections. In July 2020, Patel was made the working president.