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Bengal Congress passes resolution supporting Rahul Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The today unanimously passed resolutions supporting as the next president of the party and authorising him and party chief to select the next chief of the state unit.

The state unit held its organisational today to elect its next president and passed two resolutions.

"We have unanimously passed a resolution, supporting vice-president as the next president of the party. The second resolution authorises him and Congress president to select the next president of the Pradesh Congress committee (WBPCC).

"We have sent copies of the resolutions to our party high-command," state Congress president and MP Adhir Chowdhury told reporters.

The central authority of the Congress had, last week, held a review meeting with the pradesh returning officials in on the organisational polls, at the conclusion of which is likely to be elevated as the party president.

Several names are doing the rounds in the state Congress circles as the next president of the WBPCC but former state party chief and MP Pradip Bhattacharya is believed to be way ahead of his rivals.

"At the national level, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress have a close coordination while fighting the BJP-RSS. So, keeping in mind the next Lok Sabha polls, Pradipda is the best choice as the next party chief," a senior state Congress leader said on the condition of anonymity.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 22:07 IST