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Congress Delhi unit passes resolution to elevate Rahul as party chief

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Congress leaders during a meeting of newly elected DPCC members in New Delhi on October 7, 2017.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Congress leaders during a meeting of newly elected DPCC members in New Delhi on October 7, 2017.   | Photo Credit: V. Sudershan

DPCC is the first State unit to do so.

The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) on October 7 passed a resolution in favour of All India Congress Committee vice-president Rahul Gandhi taking over as president from his mother Sonia Gandhi.

The first State unit of the Congress to do so, the DPCC passed the resolution after holding elections for its members. The DPCC also passed another resolution at the meeting, which was attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking the AICC to nominate its president.

As per rules, the members of the State unit are supposed to elect a president. Current DPCC president Ajay Maken is likely to be re-nominated by the party high command.

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