Amid the dilemma within Congress over the appointment of a new party chief following the dramatic resignation of Rahul Gandhi from the post, a Congress leader has batted for a non-Gandhi president for the party. Congress leader Jitin Prasada on Monday has said that if a situation arises when the party will have to chose a non-Gandhi chief, then a decision will be taken following the provisions of the INC Consitution.
On being questioned on if a consensus can be reached within the Congress on a non-Gandhi party president, Jitin Prasada said:
"If such a situation arises, a decision will be taken after consulting everyone, strictly following the INC Constitution."
This development has come following the call for the party president from the young clan by senior Congress leader and Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday.
While Congress party has yet not chosen a new president, posters demanding Jyotiraditya Scindia to take over Rahul Gandhi's role emerged on Monday in Bhopal at the party's state office. In yet another dramatic exit, General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia took to Twitter and announced his resignation from the post on Sunday. He thanked Rahul Gandhi for the opportunity to serve the party.
Following his resignation, Congress Mumbai chief Milind Deora also issued his resignation saying that he was looking forward to playing a national role in Delhi, stirring speculations over his entry in the race for the top post of the president of the Congress party. 48-year-old Jyotiraditya Scindia and 41-year-old Sachin Pilot are the front runners for the post, as per sources.