Babaria is new MP Congress Incharge

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Sep 2017 10:17:45


Staff Reporter,

Congress high command has removed Madhya Pradesh Congress incharge Mohan Prakash on Saturday and appointed AICC General Secretary Deepak Babaria as new incharge of Madhya Pradesh Congress. This is a major development in State Congress ahead of 2018 Assembly elections.

Sources in Congress said that Congress National President Sonia Gandhi has taken the decision. Along with Mohan Prakash, Rakesh Kalia has also been relieved of his responsibility. “Mohan Prakash and Rakesh Kalia have been relieved of their responsibility as General Secretary and Secretary AICC incharge Madhya Pradesh respectively” said the Congress communique issued here.

Sonia Gandhi has constituted a new team to hold the charge of looking after party affairs in Madhya Pradesh. The new team includes AICC General Secretary Deepak Babaria, AICC Secretary Zubair Khan and AICC Secretary Sanjay Kapoor.

“Mohan Prakash has been removed as Madhya Pradesh Congress incharge as his tenure of five years was over. New Madhya Pradesh Congress incharge Deepak Babaria is very close to Rahul Gandhi and has worked in a great manner over MNREGA in Gujarat,” said a Congress leader. However, it was from long time that a demand was coming up from a section of Congress party, demanding Mohan Prakash’s removal as party has not been able to perform to its best under his leadership. Even some senior Congress leaders from State were not satisfied with performance of Mohan Prakash and they have even conveyed their displeasure in this regard to party high command. Congress has lost by-elections in string in State apart from biting dust in last assembly as well as general elections.

Moreover, Congress workers and leaders were also missing the presence of Mohan Prakash as he used to come to state occasionally. Owing to this, voices were being raised against Mohan Prakash from time to time. The new state incharge of Congress, Deepak Babaria is likely to visit State capital in coming days and will have a meeting with party leaders and workers. It is also learnt that Shobha Oza has been removed as National President of Mahila Morcha of Congress.

Insiders say that party high command is reshaping the Congress organisation by keeping Assembly elections-2018 in mind and wants energetic team in MP which can change the fortunes of party. Removal of Mohan Prakash is certainly a jolt to State Congress President Arun Yadav as he was close to him and enjoyed his company as well.