Nationalist Congress Party's Maharashtra unit chief Arun Gujarathi on Sunday resigned, paving the way for election of the new state president.
"I have submitted my resignation to the party president Sharad Pawar. My term is over," Gujarathi told PTI.
Gujarathi said the Nationalist Congress Party is likely to elect its new president during the party's scheduled meeting at Nagpur on December 23.
"The committee is meeting on December 23...It is likely to elect new state unit president," Gujarathi, also the former speaker of Maharashtra, said.
There are reports that former Deputy Chief Minister RR Patil is being persuaded to lead the state unit ahead of the next year's Lok Sabha and state assembly elections.
However, Patil has so far declined to comment on the issue.