J-K Congress set to pass resolution backing Rahul Gandhi’s return as party president

19 September, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee is poised to vote on a motion requesting Rahul Gandhi to be elected President of the party. The conference is taking place in Jammu, where Rajni Pat...

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee is poised to vote on a motion requesting Rahul Gandhi to be elected President of the party.

The conference is taking place in Jammu, where Rajni Patil, the All India Congress Committee’s in-charge, and Ranjit Ranjan, the Pradesh Returning Officer (PRO), J-K, are also there. Following Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the Congress units in Tamil Nadu and Bihar have now passed resolutions calling for Rahul Gandhi to be re-elected as the party’s President. The resolution was approved earlier today at a TNCC General Council Meeting. The notification for the election of the Congress president will be issued on September 22.

Nominations for Congress president can be submitted between September 24 and September 30. The deadline for filing nominations is September 30, 2022, while the deadline for withdrawing nominations is October 8.

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) has agreed that the election for Congress president will take place on October 17, according to previous reports. The votes will be counted on October 19.

Earlier on Saturday, the Rajasthan Congress voted a resolution electing Rahul Gandhi as the party’s president. The Chhattisgarh section of the party followed suit the next day, on Sunday.

“The following 2 resolutions have been unanimously passed in the meeting of state Congress representatives today: 1) AICC President authorized to constitute AICC Delegate, PCC President, Treasurer and State Executive 2) Shri Rahul Gandhi to take over as the National President again,” Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel tweeted after passing the resolution.

Later, talking to the media, CM Baghel said: “Chhattisgarh Congress Committee and Rajasthan Cong Committee have made this proposal. It has been done in 2 states but if this proposal comes from other states too, then Rahul ji should rethink this matter.” 

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