Srinivas BV appointed Indian Youth Congress' interim president days after Keshav Chand Yadav resigns as chief

  • The Congress on Monday appointed Srinivas BV as interim president of the Indian Youth Congress

  • Srinivas BV, who was appointed as national vice president of the youth wing in 2018, hails from Bhadravati in Shimoga district of Karnataka

  • The development comes days after Keshav Chand Yadav resigned as the party's youth wing chief

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday appointed Srinivas BV as interim president of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC), days after Keshav Chand Yadav resigned as the party's youth wing chief.

Srinivas BV, who was appointed as national vice president of the youth wing in 2018, hails from Bhadravati in Shimoga district of Karnataka.

 Srinivas BV appointed Indian Youth Congress interim president days after Keshav Chand Yadav resigns as chief

File image of Srinivas BV. Image courtesy: iyc.in

"Congress president has appointed Srinivas BV as the interim president of Indian Youth Congress," a statement issued by AICC general secretary organisation KC Venugopal said.

Yadav, who had also been appointed IYC chief last year, resigned as Youth Congress president earlier this month, taking moral responsibility for the poor electoral showing in the Lok Sabha polls.

A number of middle-rung and some senior leaders have resigned their posts in the Congress following the Lok Sabha poll debacle.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has also quit as Congress president , but the Congress Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party, is yet to decide his successor.

Though Rahul has resigned as Congress president, the party still considers him as its chief.

Updated Date: Jul 30, 2019 00:01:57 IST