Uttarakhand Congress passes resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to take over as party president

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand Congress has passed a resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to take over as party president.

File image of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

File image of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Moved by the leader of Opposition Indira Hridayesh in the state assembly, the resolution was passed unanimously by over 200 party members at a meeting of the Pradesh congress committee (PCC), held at the state party office on Thursday.

PCC president Pritam Singh said this is the appropriate time to elevate the Congress vice-president to the top post in view of the proximity of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

"Rahul Gandhi's able leadership will help us fight divisive forces," he said.

The 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. The All India Congress Committee, however, plans to complete the process by the end of October.


Updated Date: Oct 13, 2017 15:30 PM

Also Watch

IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore eye revival against Chennai Super Kings as 'Cauvery Derby' comes back to life
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 It's A Wrap: Beyond the Clouds stars Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See