A faction of senior Congress leaders from Mumbai took a delegation to meet Maharashtra Congress in-charge Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday. The delegation asked Kharge to remove Sanjay Nirupam from the post of Mumbai Congress President, reports India Today.
According to India Today former Minister Naseem Khan, Kripashankar Singh and current members of legislative house Amin Patel, Bhai Jagtap called on Kharge and demanded the removal of Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam.
The delegation also suggested that former minister and MP Milind Deora should become the new Mumbai Congress chief, reports India Today.
The delegation also demanded that Maharukh Kamat (Wife of Gurudas Kamat) should get Lok Sabha ticket from northwest Mumbai.
“In a meeting with senior Congress leaders, it was unanimously decided that we need a non-controversial and acceptable face to lead us for the upcoming Lok Sabha and state assembly election. We all felt that Milind Deora is perfect for this post and thus suggested his name. Kharge will now report this to the party president who will be taking the final call,” said a senior Congress leader who was also part of this delegation.
Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam, when contacted, said, “Rahul Gandhi has appointed me and I am working on his instructions. I along with the Mumbai team are working hard and raising all issues related to Mumbai and Mumbaikars. It’s upto my party leadership to decide about my position.”