The brand new management staff introduced by Sonia Gandhi positioned each the organisational and legislative management of the Haryana Congress within the fingers of Hooda, who not solely selected to retain the influential submit of the Chief of the Opposition (CLP) but in addition succeeded in foisting his loyalist, Udai Bhan, a lightweight Dalit chief, as the brand new PCC president, changing Hooda’s prime goal Kumari Selja, probably the most entrenched Dalit girl chief of the state Congress. This makes Hooda the face of the state Congress for the subsequent meeting polls because the excessive command neglected considerations for factional balancing to please him utterly.
Hooda met Sonia Gandhi earlier than the AICC announcement. The persistent try by one other chief Kuldeep Bishnoi to bag both the PCC or CLP submit by projecting himself as a non-Jat chief additionally crashed towards “the Hooda wall”.
Whereas making the announcement, the AICC lastly acknowledged that Selja — who had been sad concerning the non-cooperation of the Hooda camp, and thus the inaction of the AICC, in getting her an organisational staff — had supplied her resignation. The AICC press launch stated Sonia Gandhi “accepted Kumari Selja’s resignation with instant impact” and appreciated her contributions whereas saying her successor.
It’s learnt that Hooda’s title had topped the checklist of probables for the PCC management. Given the widespread impression that Selja, being upset and thus supplied her resignation, has acquired a delicate political and social narrative in Haryana, Hooda appears to have tactically opted to make sure a loyalist from the Dalit neighborhood to succeed Selja although the Hooda camp had initially put his son Deepender Hooda as their high choice for the PCC submit
Selja stated she had supplied her resignation some days in the past. “I’m a real soldier of the Congress. My congratulations to the brand new PCC president and the working presidents,” Selja stated.
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