Botcha to quit one post
Hyderabad: The Congress high command is learnt to have sounded PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana, who also holds the Transport portfolio in the state...
Hyderabad: The Congress high command is learnt to have sounded PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana, who also holds the Transport portfolio in the state cabinet, to relinquish either of the two posts. This was indicated by the PCC president to some of the senior ministers recently during an informal chat he had with them. According to a senior Congress leader, Botcha was yet to take a decision which of the two posts he would relinquish. The AICC has been contemplating to amend the rules in such a way that the PCC and DCC presidents should not contest the polls. Botcha is also said to be examining the possibility of contesting for the Lok Sabha. According to the source, initially he wanted to retain PCC president's post but he was now inclined to continue as a minister if the high command decides to implement the decision that office-bearers should not contest elections. Quitting one of the two posts has become inevitable as a decision to the effect was taken at the Chintan Shivir held at Jaipur recently. Rahul Gandhi who was appointed Vice-President of the party had taken a decision that the rule of "one man one post" be strictly implemented. He said as much openly.
12 Dec 2019 5:45 AM GMT