Maharashtra Elections : AICC to hold meetings before Assembly polls

Ahead of assembly elections in three states and organisational elections next year, the much awaited reshuffle in the AICC is expected later this month.

Indicating that ‘one-person-one-post’ formula would be followed in the exercise, sources in the party said that changes will be brought in the organisation along with a reshuffle in work allocation in the AICC.

While Maharashtra will have assembly elections by October, Jharkhand and Haryana will go to polls by February next year. The organisational elections of the party are also scheduled to be completed by December, next year.

A meeting of the AICC is expected in Mumbai by September.

Party sources said that the leadership was toying with the idea and no final decision has been taken so far.

If the AICC meeting is held, it will be the first such session of the Congress after the Lok Sabha elections.

The Assembly elections in Maharashtra are scheduled by October and therefore the plan is to hold the meeting before announcement of elections there.

Maharashtra is important in the Congress scheme of things and the party had fared well in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections winning 17 out of the 48 seats, leaving alliance partner NCP far behind with eight seats.

In Haryana, where elections are due by early next year, Congress had won 9 out of 10 Lok Sabha seats by making mincemeat of the challenge posed by the BJP-INLD combine on one side and the Haryana Janhit Congress on the other.

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