Race for MPCC president`s post hots up
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 20:01
Mumbai: The race for the post of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president is hotting up with union Heavy Industries Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's supporters meeting AICC Chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi yesterday.

Sources said the meeting of the four member delegation led by Deshmukh confidante Ulhas Pawar with Gandhi lasted for over 15 minutes.

The meeting assumes significance as it was the first appointment given by the AICC president to a delegation from Maharashtra after the state unit passed a resolution authorising her to appoint the next state unit chief and Mumbai president.

Sources said the delegation led by Pawar did not complaint against any individual.

"We just appraised the Congress president about the prevailing political situation in the state and organisational issues," they added.

According to sources, in the last two years the party has not been able to complete the target of even 50 per cent booth formation. Similarly, the state executive has not met even once to discuss manifesto implementation and setting the agenda for government's programmes and policies.

Sources said they had requested Gandhi to appoint a senior leader acceptable to all to lead the state and Mumbai units in view of Zilla Parishad elections and that of ten major municipal corporations including Mumbai which are scheduled in the next few months.


First Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 20:01

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