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Mumbai Congress to elect new party chief soon

On Thursday, December 3, the party’s Maharashtra in-charge, H K Patil, confirmed that the Mumbai Congress chief will be appointed by December-end and all necessary decisions related to the civic polls will be taken in January.

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As the crucial mini-assembly polls are less than two years away, the Congress is looking at finalising a new party chief soon for the city unit. It is also being said that the party is likely to get new chief by the end of this month.

The former state ministers Suresh Shetty and Arif Naseem Khan, and senior leaders Bhai Jagtap, Charan Singh Sapra and Amarjeet Singh Manhas are the frontrunners for the post of Mumbai Congress chief.

The party’s Mumbai unit is currently headed by Eknath Gaikwad, who has been the acting president after Milind Deora quit more than a year ago.

On Thursday, December 3, the party’s Maharashtra in-charge, H K Patil, confirmed that the Mumbai Congress chief will be appointed by December-end and all necessary decisions related to the civic polls will be taken in January, putting the party in election mode.

As the BMC polls are getting closer, Congress is all set to prove its mark at the elections this year. Patil has been meeting key leaders and office bearers from the Mumbai Congress over the past two months to take their views before an appointment is made.

Patil also met state ministers from the Congress and the party’s legislators on Thursday. He said ministers have been told to increase their visibility and work more aggressively in the interest of common people.

However, there is no confirmation whether the MVA alliance will fight the polls together. Earlier, a section of Congress, including Leader of Opposition Ravi Raja and former Mumbai unit chief Sanjay Nirupam, have been pressing for fighting the civic polls independently.

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