Delhi Congress passes resolution for Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president
NEW DELHI: Newly-elected members of the Delhi unit of Congress on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party's president.
A resolution seeking Gandhi's elevation to president was unanimously passed by 280 delegates of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC).
These delegates were elected by block-level party workers across Delhi's 70 Assembly constituencies.
Gandhi is currently the Congress vice-president and there have been reports that he could soon take over its presidency.
The first resolution was read out by former DPCC president Tajdar Babar, wherein it was resolved that Gandhi should take over as president of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).
The second resolution, read out by Chaudhary Prem Singh, authorised the AICC president and the vice-president to nominate the president of the Delhi unit of the party.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attended the meeting as a delegate from the New Delhi Assembly constituency. DPCC president Ajay Maken said that Singh's election as a delegate was a matter of pride for the Delhi unit of the party.
Congress is currently conducting organisational polls, including for the post of president.
The Election Commission has set a December deadline for the Congress to conclude the exercise. AICC plans to complete the process by the end of October.