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Sonia meets Lovely, Walia to discuss new Delhi Cong chief

Following the passing away of former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on July 20, Delhi Congress chief’s post has been lying vacant.

SNS | New Delhi |

Senior Delhi Congress leaders AK Walia and Arvinder Singh Lovely met interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Friday, to discuss the  replacement of PC Chacko, city unit in-charge, after he asked the party to relieve him of his duties and the new city unit chief.

Soon after Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath left her residence after meeting her, Lovely and Walia held the meeting with the UPA Chairperson.

The meeting of the Delhi Congress leaders lasted for over half an hour.

Following the passing away of former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on July 20, Delhi Congress chief’s post has been lying vacant.

The leaders said that senior leader Tariq Anwar’s name as party in-charge was also discussed during the meeting.

The development comes three days after Sonia Gandhi held a meeting with Chacko and 14 district presidents to discuss the issue of the new city unit chief.

Chacko rejected media reports suggesting names of Navjot Singh Sidhu and Shatrughan Sinha as probables for the post of Delhi Congress president. Chacko had said that no outsider will be chosen to head the Delhi unit.

The Congress is trying to make a comeback in Delhi which it had ruled for fifteen years till 2013 under Dikshit. It lost the 2013 elections to the Aam Aadmi Party and in 2015 polls the AAP won 67 of 70 seats.