The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has renominated Jai Prakash Agarwal as the president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) today.
Agarwal is the first DPCC president who has been renominated in the history of Delhi Congress.
First, he was given the responsibility in 2007 to lead the DPCC for three years. The term completed in September. The state party chief should have been elected the last month, but the party delegates could not decide who should be the new chief. Finally, they left this choice to AICC chairperson Sonia Gandhi, yesterday.
State returning officer Mahesh Joshi proposed a resolution to leave the renomination of DPCC president on Gandhi. The same had happened last time when late Ram Babu Sharma’s term was over. The resolution was seconded by Jai Prakash Agarwal himself and, thereafter, all newly elected DPCC delegates supported the resolution.
According to sources, there was less chance of Agarwals’ renomination as he is in the opposition camp of the Chief Minister and many times he had given statement against her. But he managed to get re-nominated, as the Congress had won the Assembly as well as the seven seats in the Lok Sabha elections, during his tenure. He also made the party strong on grass-root level by convincing party members to work for the welfare of citizens in every block. This policy of Agarwal made the party emerge victorious in the elections, sources said.
Courtsey: The Tribune