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Without a state committee for two years Gujarat Congress awaits appointments

With state meeting elections lower than a yr and a half away, Gujarat Pradesh Congress continues to be with no full fledged State Committee.

And it has been so, because the dissolution of the committee within the aftermath of shedding all twenty-six Lok Sabha seats to BJP for the second time consecutively in 2019. The one three state portfolio members are GPCC President Amit Chavda, Working President Hardik Patel and Chief of opposition Paresh Dhanani.

Chavda and Dhanani had despatched their resignations on the face of rout within the civic physique polls earlier this yr and was requested to proceed until recent appointments are made. They’re holding the fort.

Nonetheless, with debutant Aam Adam Party aggressively increasing its base within the state, the get together is now discovering it troublesome to maintain the ethical of its employees excessive despite the fact that it has began campaigns highlighting the failure of the incumbent authorities on financial and well being fronts significantly its dealing with of the second wave of Covid.

Whereas till not too long ago the senior leaders would guarantee that the Excessive Command is within the strategy of appointing the state-in-charge for the get together, a place fallen vacant after the younger Rajiv Satav fell to Covid in Could after which the remainder of the appointments will likely be made, the delay in choice making has now left them silent and sometimes avoiding questions on this regard.

“With no committee in place, how can the get together work cohesively or implement any programme uniformly on the grass roots stage?” Requested an exasperated senior chief of the get together. “Even the President just isn’t certain if he’ll proceed, neither the employees know what they must do as soon as a brand new committee is available in,” he added.

“The sign from the Excessive Command just isn’t very encouraging and lots of really feel that the central management has given up on Gujarat,” mentioned a veteran chief who refused to be named. “There may be some critical discontent brewing inside,” he admitted.

In the meantime former Union Minister Bharatsinh Solanki had met election strategist Prashant Kishore in Delhi, initiating a number of speculations within the state. Nonetheless, Congress President Amit Chavda made it clear that Solanki had met Kishore on his impartial capability. Kishore on his half additionally informed ET that he had introduced retirement from election administration after Bengal Election and that hasn’t modified, refusing to ascribe any significance with the assembly with Solanki.



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