You are here: Home » Politics » News » National
Business Standard

Delhi Cong passes resolution requesting Rahul to take over as party prez

The Delhi Congress on Sunday passed three resolutions, including requesting Rahul Gandhi to take over as national president of the party.

Congress | Rahul Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rahul gandhi, Congress
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

The Delhi on Sunday passed three resolutions, including requesting to take over as president of the party.

The other two resolutions passed during a meeting of party senior leaders sought the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, a party statement said.

The meeting was also attended by AICC general secretary and in-charge of Delhi, Shaktisinh Gohil.

"The party passed three resolutions unanimously, requesting to take over as the president of the Indian Congress, and demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for their failures'," the statement said.

Delhi president Anil Kumar moved the resolutions.

"Considering the disturbed and dangerous political situation in the country, needs a dynamic and powerful leader like at the helm, he said.

Kumar said Gandhi has been waging a determined battle to expose the "misdeeds" of the central government, and that his leading from the front as Congress president was an urgent need to boost the confidence and morale of party workers.

The other resolutions demanded the resignation of Shah and Kejriwal for their "mishandling" of the farmers tractor rally on January 26 and the subsequent violence in Delhi, the party statement said.

No immediate reaction was available from the BJP or AAP on the Delhi Congress resolutions.

Gohil underlined that it was time for Congress workers to close ranks and work unitedly to strengthen the party in Delhi, by following the directions and guidelines of party president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

The meeting was attended by former Union ministers Jagdish Tytler and Krishna Tirath, ex-MP Ramesh Kumar, and Kiran Walia, Haroon Yusuf, among others.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Mon, February 01 2021. 00:46 IST