There are rumours that the long-delayed Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir may take place soon, and the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) is preparing to nominate a new president in that event
Ghulam Ahmad Mir, the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), resigned from his position on Wednesday amid internal strife.
According to the sources within the party, Mir has sent a letter to All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi in which he declares that as a disciplined party ‘soldier’, he will accept any decision she makes regarding his replacement.
The letter stated that as per the traditions of the party, he put down his papers to enable the Congress president to choose a new president for JKPCC.
JKPCC to get a new president within days
Meanwhile, the JKPCC is prepared to nominate a new president in the near future amid rumours of long-delayed Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
As per the sources, Sonia Gandhi presided over a meeting on Monday to receive proposals and a ground report from Jammu and Kashmir.
Several JKPCC insiders predicted that the next president will probably be named within the next several days.
‘General Secretary Rajni Patil completed all procedures last month’
General Secretary Rajni Patil completed all the procedures last month, including getting feedback from the local leaders and workers, according to G M Saroori, vice president of the JKPCC.
Saroori said that she also sent the information to the party leadership, who are expected to make a decision in this respect.
Former MLA Vikar Rasool Wani is front-runner
Another senior Congress leader G N Monga, while speaking to a local news agency, stated that the announcement regarding the new president of the JKPCC is expected in two days.
“Four names of candidates were put forth for the position of JKPCC president, including Vikar Rasool Wani, G M Saroori, G N Monga, and Peerzada Muhammad Syed. It is anticipated that the decision would be made public in two days,” he added.
Sources say that the front-runner for the position is the former MLA Vikar Rasool Wani from the Banihal area of the union territory’s Ramban district in Jammu province.