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Cong organisational polls: State units gearing up to complete

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With the organisational poll process in the currently underway, most state units of the party are likely to pass a one-line resolution authorising to announce new state chiefs from among PCC delegates by October 13.

While many states have completed the process, key states like will complete it at a meeting of Pradesh Committee (PCC) on October 12.

Some state units have also passed a resolution urging to take over the party's reins.

is meeting tomorrow for passing the one- line resolution, thereby completing the poll process in the state.

The PCC delegates will elect the new state unit chiefs and then will elect the new Congress president, a process which is to be completed before December.

The party has told the Commission (EC) that it would conclude the internal poll process by December-end according to the poll panel's directions. The EC had given a year's extension to the Congress in this regard.

Meanwhile, the tussle in Congress intensified ahead of the crucial meeting of PCC tomorrow.

Sources said former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and PCC chief Ashok Tanwar, who have locked horns over PCC delegates who will elect the new party chief, met Central Authority chairman Mullapally Ramachandran and its members.

Both expressed their concerns to the AICC CEA over the new delegates. There are around 170 elected delegates to the PCC and another 25 are to be nominated.

The delegates will elect the new PCC chief and the Congress president.

"The PCC polls were planned to be completed by October 10. Some states could not complete it by this date. States which have completed the formality are expected to submit their reports to the Central Authority (CEA) tomorrow," a party leader said.

Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir state units of the Congress also passed separate resolutions requesting Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party president.

A senior party leader said once that is done, the PCC delegates from each state will elect the AICC delegates, who in turn, will elect the CWC members.

"The is strengthening the voice of people as a strong opposition against the BJP government under the leadership of Party workers want to be the party president, therefore we in Rajasthan today passed a resolution for this," Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot said today.

The two state units also passed resolutions authorising to nominate the next state presidents, state unit members and AICC delegates.

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee meeting was chaired by Rajya Sabha member Hussain Dalwai.

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