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Rahul Gandhi continues as Congress President till next CWC meeting: Sources

Rahul Gandhi to continue as Congress President till next CWC meeting. Earlier reports of Motilal Vora being named interim Congress President are incorrect.

Jul 3, 2019 18:30 IST
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Rahul Gandhi will continue to helm the Congress Party as Congress President until the Congress Working Committee accepts his resignation. The earlier reports of Motilal Vora, the senior most General Secretary of Congress Party being named as the interim Congress President, are incorrect.

Sources had reported earlier that Motilal Vora will be the interim Congress Chief until the next meeting of the Congress Working Committee. The information came a few hours after Congress President Rahul Gandhi announced his resignation from the post. Rahul Gandhi stepped down as Congress Chief with immediate effect. Rahul Gandhi urged the Congress Working Committee, the Congress party's top-decision making body to call a meeting on an urgent basis to decide the new Congress President without much further delay. Rahul Gandhi clarified that he will not be involved in the process, as it would complicate things.

The top contenders for the post, after Rahul Gandhi's resignation, include Motilal Vora, who is known to be extremely close to Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Motilal Vora has previously served as the President of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee, deputy chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation and as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Motilal Vora was the governor of Uttar Pradesh from 1993 to 1996. Besides him, other top contenders for the esteemed post of Congress President include Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Sushil Kumar Shinde

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