The brand new management group introduced by Sonia Gandhi positioned each the organisational and legislative management of the Haryana Congress within the arms of Hooda, who not solely selected to retain the influential submit of the Chief of the Opposition (CLP) but additionally succeeded in foisting his loyalist, Udai Bhan, a lightweight Dalit chief, as the brand new PCC president, changing Hooda’s prime goal Kumari Selja, essentially the most entrenched Dalit girl chief of the state Congress. This makes Hooda the face of the state Congress for the following meeting polls because the excessive command ignored 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 in opposition to “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 group — had supplied her resignation. The AICC press launch mentioned Sonia Gandhi “accepted Kumari Selja’s resignation with fast 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 group to succeed Selja although the Hooda camp had initially put his son Deepender Hooda as their high choice for the PCC submit
Selja mentioned 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 mentioned.