Amid the turbulent political developments in the Chhattisgarh unit of the Congress party, the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) is likely to secure party deputy Rajesh Ram as new chairman replacing incumbent Madan Mohan Jha, who had deposed his papers shortly after the dismal performance in Assembly polls last year. The BPCC is also likely to have eight active presidents.
Recently, Congress changed its leader from Jharkhand by appointing party leader Rajesh Thakur, with four new presidents in office. Mr. Thakur replaced Rameshwar Oraon. The four new appointed working presidents were Geeta Koda, Bandhu Tirkey, Jaishankar Mahto and Shahzada Anwar.
“The party high command could announce the name of MP Rajesh Ram as the new head of the BPCC in a day or two. In addition, the names of eight sitting presidents could also be announced, ”said a senior Congress party official in Bihar. The Hindu. Mr. Rajesh Ram is the deputy of Kutumba in Aurangabad district and also chairman of the SC / ST cell of the BPCC. Some of the candidates who could be appointed as active BPCC chairmen are Pravin Singh Kushwaha, Kumar Ashish, Manoj Kumar Singh, Amita Bhushan and Chandan Yadav.
Outgoing President Madan Mohan Jha was appointed BPCC Chief in 2017 replacing then State Party President Ashok Choudhary, who later joined JD (U). Mr. Jha tabled his papers shortly after the Assembly elections, in which Congress won just 19 seats.
Rajesh Ram as a potential BPCC leader would be chosen by Bhakt Charan Das, who is in charge of Congress in Bihar. Previously, some senior state party leaders from the Congress party had met with Rahul Gandhi in view of the imminent overhaul of state unity.
Some of the leaders would have suggested a judicious representation according to the combination of castes and regional balance within the BPCC.
“If Mr. Ram becomes the new head of the BPCC, then it will be a unilateral decision by the party in charge of the state, as senior leaders have not been consulted for any suggestions. This decision will hurt the party instead of making it strong, as no one knows Mr. Ram in the northern region of Bihar, ”said Kishore Kumar Jha, member of the Indian Congress Committee of Bihar. Mr Jha added: “This was the golden opportunity for the party to have appointed a new BPCC chairman in consultation with the top state leaders of the party, as this will also have an impact on the upcoming polls. UP. ”