Make Sharad Pawar Chief after Merging NCP with Congress, Says Ramdas Athawale

File photograph of Union Minister Ramdas Athawale.

The Republican Celebration of India (A) president additionally mentioned that such determination needs to be taken collectively by the Congress and Pawar.

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  • Final Up to date: September 5, 2020, 7:49 PM IST

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Observing that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will not be eager on donning the mantle of Congress president, Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday prompt the NCP be merged with the grand outdated get together and Sharad Pawar be made new chief of the merged entity. The Republican Celebration of India (A) president additionally mentioned that such determination needs to be taken collectively by the Congress and Pawar.

“At the moment, Rahul and Sonia Gandhi will not be eager on changing into the Congress president. It’s my instruction to Congress of getting NCP merged and making Sharad Pawar get together president. The choice needs to be collectively taken by Pawar and the Congress,” Athawale tweeted. Athawale’s merger suggestion got here towards the backdrop of a management churn within the Congress, with a gaggle of leaders demanding a “full-time and lively management”.






In a Congress Working Committee (CWC) assembly held final month, get together leaders urged Sonia Gandhi to proceed as its interim chief until an AICC session may be convened and authorised her to impact needed organisational adjustments to take care of the challenges dealing with the get together.

Pawar had give up the Congress in 1999 over the difficulty of ‘international origin’ of Sonia Gandhi and shaped the Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP).


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