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Haryana Cong urges Rahul to be made party president

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The today passed a unanimous resolution requesting to elevate party vice-president as the chief.

The resolution moved by former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was seconded by state party chief Ashok Tanwar, Legislature Party Leader Kiran Chaudhry and Rajya Sabha member

Another resolution was passed authorising Congress president to nominate state unit members, its next chief and delegates.

The Pradesh Congress Committee meeting was chaired by senior Congress leader and party's state affairs in-charge

Nearly 200 newly elected delegates endorsed the resolution for Rahul Gandhi's elevation.

The resolution was passed at a meeting convened by senior leader Jain Aditya, who was appointed Pradesh returning officer (RO) by the All-Congress Committee (AICC), party state unit spokesman said.

termed the resolution as "historic" claiming that Rahul's elevation will infuse new energy in the Congress organisational set-up.

Through another resolution, which was also moved by Hooda, was authorised to take the final call on the next HPCC chief.

Hooda and Tanwar are known detractors and majority of the Congress' 17 MLAs in have been demanding the former be made the PCC chief.

Meanwhile, Hooda told reporters that party leaders and workers want to be the party president.

Attacking the Manohar Lal Khattar government in the state, Hooda said the BJP dispensation would be completing three years in office later this month, "but it has not even a single achievement to its credit".

"The BJP government has failed to fulfil the promises it made to the people and all sections of the society are fed up with it".

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 19:32 IST