The Jammu and Kashmir unit of Congress today urged Rahul Gandhi to take over the leadership of the party, saying the entire cadre was behind him.
The state Congress also lauded the role of incumbent chief Sonia Gandhi and authorised her to finalise the name of the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), state unit spokesman Ravinder Sharma said.
He said a meeting of newly elected PCC delegates from the Jammu province was held at the party headquarters here under the chairmanship of Pradesh Returning Officer (PRO) and Rajya Sabha MP Hussain Dalwai.
"The meeting unanimously lauded the role and leadership of Rahul who is fighting the forces of hatred and leading the party as it faces the most difficult challenges," Sharma said.
He said the speakers were unanimous in their demand that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi take over the leadership of the party.
The meeting was attended by APROs Moqsood Mirza, Deepak Rathode, PCC President G A Mir and all senior functionaries, MLAs and MLCs and other PCC delegates from all districts and parts of Jammu province.
"The entire cadre is behind his leadership and the younger leadership has great desire that he should lead the party," Sharma said.
He said a resolution moved by party leader Thakur Hari Singh and seconded by all senior leaders was unanimously adopted to authorise Congress president to finalise the list of AICC members and president of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee.
The speakers praised the leadership of Sonia who led the party with great dynamism and vision, he said.
"She always took the right decision in the interests of the country and party at all crucial times. They lauded her selfless services and dynamic leadership," Sharma said.
He also attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre.
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