Gujarat: Since Gujarat Cong hunts new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief, leaders of Gujarat Congress are scheduled to meet party leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi tomorrow to discuss the new face for the state's Pradesh Congress Committee said sources. It was over six months ago, that Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Paresh Dhanani resigned from their post.
Meanwhile, the Gujarat PCC was dissolved in October 2019. As per details derived from the source, the vacancies in the party's state unit need to be filled as the Assembly polls are due next year in the state. According to sources privy to the matter, Hardik Patel, who is currently the Working President of Gujarat Congress and Rajya Sabha MP Shaktisinh Gohil are the "front runners" for the post of PCC chief in Gujarat. However, the final decision will be taken by the High Command after discussion with all the stakeholders, they added.
Of late, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) appointed Raghu Sharma as in charge of Gujarat after the demise of Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Satav, who died due to post COVID-19 complications in May 2021. "The party is facing crushes in the local body polls and other opposition parties are emerging as a challenge for Congress in Opposition. In the current scenario, the meeting will be attended by senior leaders of the state and AICC in-charge Raghu Sharma," the sources added.