MPCC adopts resolution to elevate Rahul Gandhi as party chief

The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today adopted a resolution to elevate the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to the post of party president.

Newly-appointed AICC general secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh Deepak Babaria and other party leaders attended the meeting, wherein the committee also passed another resolution empowering Congress president Sonia Gandhi to decide the new chief of the state party unit and members of the AICC from the state.

Arun Yadav is currently the MPCC chief, and there are speculations that the party's leadership might shortly replace him with Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, and project him (Scindia) as the chief ministerial candidate for 2018 end state assembly polls.

"Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Ajay Singh put forth the proposal for Rahul's elevation, while Congress MLA Rajendra Singh tabled the another one requesting Soniaji to take a call on the state leadership and AICC members from the state," state Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi said.

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