Posters surface in Bhopal urging Scindia to be made Cong president

Bhopal: A day after Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the post of Congress’ general secretary, posters emerged outside the party’s state office here on Tuesday appealing to Rahul Gandhi to appoint Scindia as the next party president.

“This is an appeal to respected Rahul Gandhi that the pride of our nation and senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia should be made party president,” read the poster, which also contained photos of Gandhi and Scindia.

The appeal was made on the behalf of all Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee workers.

On Sunday, Scindia announced that he would step down from the post of party general secretary.

“Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri @RahulGandhi. I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party,” Scindia had tweeted.

Scindia had been appointed Congress’ general secretary for West Uttar Pradesh along Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who had been appointed a general secretary for East Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Scindia’s resignation comes at a time when party leaders from several states are offering their resignation or have resigned as an expression of solidarity with Rahul Gandhi, who recently quit as the party president.