Congress Working Committee (CWC) is going to meet on Saturday. It is being speculated that a new president of Congress may be announced in this.
Meanwhile, a name came up in the discussion on Indian media and social media. On Friday, there was speculation that Mukul Wasnik could be made the new president of Congress.
His name started trending on social media. However, there has been no clear indication from the Congress who will be the next president. In such a situation, it will be clear on Saturday that how much speculation is there.
After the defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi resigned from the post of Congress President but the Congress Working Committee did not accept his resignation.
Many times, 49-year-old Rahul Gandhi was asked to continue in his post but he refused to accept the post of Congress President. After this, speculations were made about the sitting of a new person on the post of Congress President.
It was first estimated that an experienced and non-Gandhi family man would be chosen for this. Also, there was a lot of discussion about the names of Sushil Kumar Shinde, Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot for this post.
A day before the CWC meeting, the news market is hot for the name of Mallikarjun Kharge and Mukul Wasnik, former Union Minister and close to the Gandhi family for this post.
Apart from being a Union Minister, Kharge was also the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party in the last Lok Sabha. At the same time, 59-year-old Wasnik has also been a Union Minister and has a lot of administrative experience.
- Article 370: How the Congress was divided and shattered
- Congress protests against Article 370
Who is Mukul Wasnik
Mukul Wasnik, one of the senior leaders of Maharashtra, started his political career with NSUI. There was already a political atmosphere around him as his father Balakrishna Wasnik was one of the veteran leaders of Maharashtra.
His father Balakrishna Wasnik was elected MP from Buldhana at just 28 years of age. Breaking his father's record, Wasnik won the Lok Sabha election at the age of just 25. He was the youngest MP at that time.
His father was an MP from Buldhana thrice. After his father, Mukul Wasnik won the Lok Sabha elections in 1984, 1991 and 1998 from his traditional seat of Buldhana.
- Congress press conference on Jammu and Kashmir, said people are scared
- Chhattisgarh: Is Congress loan waiver of farmers?
From 1984 to 1986, he was also the National President of NSUI, the student wing of the Congress and the Indian Youth Congress from 1988 to 1990.
He suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2008. Defeating this, he returned healthy and contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2009.
In 2009, he gave up his traditional seat of Buldhana and won the Lok Sabha elections from Ramtek. In view of his experience, he was made the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.
He is currently the Congress General Secretary and is considered close to the Gandhi family.
(BBC Hindi's Android App for you Click here can do. You us Facebook, Twitter, Instagram And Youtube Can follow on.)