Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee puts up poster in Bhopal appealing to Rahul Gandhi to appoint Jyotiraditya Scindia as next party leader

  • A day after Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the post of Congress' general secretary, posters emerged outside the party's state office in Bhopal appealing to Rahul Gandhi to appoint Scindia as the next party president

  • On Sunday, Scindia announced that he would step down from the post of party general secretary

  • Scindia had been appointed Congress' general secretary for West Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha elections

Bhopal: A day after Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the post of Congress' general secretary, posters emerged outside the party's state office in Bhopal on Tuesday appealing to Rahul Gandhi to appoint Scindia as the next party president.

 Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee puts up poster in Bhopal appealing to Rahul Gandhi to appoint Jyotiraditya Scindia as next party leader

Poster on behalf of the All Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee workers appealing to Rahul Gandhi to appoint Scindia as the next party president. ANI

"This is an appeal to respected Rahul Gandhi that the pride of our nation and senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia should be made party president," reads the poster, which also contained photos of Gandhi and Scindia. The appeal was made on the behalf of All Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee workers.

On Sunday, Scindia announced that he would step down from the post of party general secretary. "Accepting the people's verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri Rahul Gandhi. I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party," Scindia had tweeted.

Scindia had been appointed Congress' general secretary for West Uttar Pradesh along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who had been appointed a general secretary for East Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Scindia's resignation comes at a time when party leaders from several states are offering their resignation or have resigned as an expression of solidarity with Rahul Gandhi, who recently quit as the party president.

Updated Date: Jul 08, 2019 15:23:26 IST