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Haryana Cong to get new chief in December

The Congress will change its Haryana unit president in December. Congress leaders involved in the process told HT that party chief Sonia Gandhi has decided to wait till the next round of bypolls are over in the state to bring in the new leadership.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2011 23:54 IST
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The Congress will change its Haryana unit president in December. Congress leaders involved in the process told HT that party chief Sonia Gandhi has decided to wait till the next round of bypolls are over in the state to bring in the new leadership.

Two assembly constituencies in Haryana —Ratia (SC) and Adampur— are headed for polls on November 30. While the Congress hopes to win Ratia, it doesn't see much chance of winning the Adampur seat.

The Congress will change incumbent PCC chief Maulana Phool Chand Mullana after its defeat in the Hisar Lok Sabha bypoll. Congress candidate Jai Prakash stood third, forfeiting his deposit.

Mullana, considered close to chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, offered to step down accepting the moral responsibility for the debacle. He has served four years as PCC chief and was on an extension.

The party is likely to appoint a new non-Jat president for its Haryana unit. Top Congress sources said either a Dalit or a Brahmin will be appointed as the next PCC chief.