Congress asks Modi to seek BJP chief Amit Shah's resignation

Mani Shankar Aiyar takes a dig at Sonia Gandhi Rahul says only mother and son can become next Congress president

Mani Shankar Aiyar takes a dig at Sonia Gandhi Rahul says only mother and son can become next Congress president

A day ahead of the visit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah to Amethi, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani arrived in the Gandhi bastion on Monday evening. Four of them were in Amethi, reflecting the change in mood of voters.

The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today adopted a resolution to elevate the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to the post of party president. "However, with the advent of Smriti Irani there has been a visible shift", said Jang Bahadur Singh who was a BSP legislator from Gauriganj, one of the assembly segments in Amethi, from 2003 to 2007 before joining the Samajwadi Party and then the Congress.

The BJP and the Congress have announced to contest elections from all 68 assembly seats.

Along with the former MLA of Amethi, around 6-7 members of the Congress have left the party and have joined the BJP.

Earlier during September 25-27, Rahul had visited Saurashtra region covering politically crucial districts and engaging with farmers and youth. Their anguish was that Rahul Gandhi has failed to bring development in the area all these years. The Election Commission has set a December deadline for the party to conclude the exercise, but the party plans to complete the process by October end.

He said the party high command is expected to take the decision on the nomination of new GPCC chief in the fortnight.

However, he had underlined that party leaders and workers had expressed several times that Rahul Gandhi should take up the responsibility of Congress leadership.

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