According to the information derived from the source, the Congress party could announce to set up its Bihar committee soon. It comes to now that the party high command is in favour of Rajesh Ram’s candidature for the president’s post in the eastern state. He will replace Madan Mohan Jha as the president of the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee.
According to sources, the party high command could appoint 8 to 9 working presidents in the state with a focus on OBC, Dalit and Muslim combination. Senior leaders like Meira Kumar, Tariq Anwar, Akhilesh Singh and Nikhil Kumar could be given key committees that will be constituted.
Jha was appointed as the Bihar Congress chief in 2017 after then state party president Ashok Choudhary joined Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United). Jha had put in his papers soon after the 2020 Assembly elections in which the Congress won only 19 seats. The Congress contested elections in an alliance with the RJD. Rajesh Ram come out as the potential candidate for Bihar Congress chief after Bhakt Charan Das, who is in charge of the party in the state, threw his weight behind his candidature. The development assumes significance as some senior party leaders had met former Congress president Rahul Gandhi to demand a revamp in the state unit.