Prayagraj: Ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, former Union minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Saturday (September 18, 2021) said party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will decide whether she wants to be the chief ministerial candidate or not.
Speaking to reporters in Prayagraj, Khurshid said, “The Congress party will contest the UP assembly elections under the leadership of General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and she herself will decide on the issue whether she will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate or not.”
Speaking about the party president, he said, “We already have a party president so we don’t need any other party president and we are satisfied. It seems people outside (Congress) are not satisfied.”
Meanwhile, on Saturday, the social media department of the Congress unanimously passed a resolution to make Rahul Gandhi the party president.
Earlier this week, the Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress also passed a similar resolution.
It is noteworthy that the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are to be held early next year.
In the 2017 assembly elections, the Congress could win only seven seats.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won a landslide victory by winning 312 assembly seats. The party secured 39.67 per cent vote share in the elections to the 403-member assembly.
While the Samajwadi Party (SP) got 47 seats, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 19 seats.