Kharge to be Congress vice-president?

First Published 28, Sep 2017, 3:29 PM IST
Kharge to be Congress vice president
  • Congress wants to make Mallikrajuna Kharge the vice-president
  • This step is to counter BJP’s efforts in making Dalit Konvind as President
  • With this Priyanka Ganahi will also enter active politics

Close on the heels of news that Rahul Gandhi will be made the AICC President, another news is making the rounds that Mallikarjuna Kharge could be made the vice-president of AICC. This has generated a lot of discussions in the Congress circles, reports Kannada Prabha.

Usually, AICC vice-president is a post created for special occasion. It was meant for Rahul Gandhi. Now, that Rahul Gandhi is going to be the president of AICC, it was thought that the post of Vice President would be abolished. However, taking into consideration the BJP's tactic of taking several decisions to woo Dalit votes, the Congress may want to retain the post and make Mallikrajuna Kharge the vice-president to counter BJP’s dalit face Kovind as President. It seems like a good strategy.

According to sources, if Rahul Gandhi becomes AICC president and Kharge vice-president then Priyanka Gandhi also can take active role at AICC, reports Kannada Prabha quoting sources.