Uttarakhand Congress leaders meet Rahul Gandhi: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday also discussed with many senior party leaders associated with the state about the preparations related to the Uttarakhand assembly elections. According to sources, Rahul Gandhi first held a meeting with former Chief Minister Harish Rawat and Pradesh Congress Committee President Pritam Singh. After this, he held separate meetings with former state president Kishor Upadhyay, party’s national secretary Muhammad Nizamuddin and Prakash Joshi.
Earlier, on Monday also, Rahul Gandhi had met Congress state in-charge Devendra Yadav, Harish Rawat, Pritam Singh, Ganesh Godiyal, Navprabhat and Bhuvan Kapri. The names of Ganesh Godiyal, Navprabhat, Bhuvan Kapri and Kishor Upadhyay are among the leaders who are being considered as the contenders for the new President of the State Congress Committee.
A senior Congress leader said, “The purpose of this exercise being done by Rahul Gandhi is to review the election preparations and formulate a strategy. He has asked all the leaders for their opinion as to what steps the Congress should take to defeat the BJP in the upcoming elections.
The screw is stuck regarding the state president
If sources are to be believed, the screw is still stuck about the state president because both Harish Rawat and Pritam Singh are in an effort that a leader close to them should get the command of Uttarakhand Congress. Senior Congress leader Indira Hridayesh passed away recently, leaving the post of Legislature Party leader vacant. Sources say that if Pritam Singh is given the command of the leader of the legislature party, then a Brahmin leader can be made the president of the Pradesh Congress Committee.
According to sources, Uttarakhand Congress’s biggest face and former Chief Minister Harish Rawat is being considered as the head of the party’s election campaign committee. However, his supporters are lobbying to project him as the chief minister’s face. When asked about the Chief Minister’s face, Devendra Yadav had said on Monday, “The decision of the Chief Minister’s face will be taken on time. We don’t want to make Uttarakhand a laboratory for changing Chief Ministers like BJP. We will present a solution that gives a vision for the state.” Assembly elections are proposed in Uttarakhand in February-March next year.