Amarinder’s tweet comes at a time when names of several senior Congress leaders are floating around as a possible replacement for Rahul Gandhi who has resigned from the position of party president.
Senior Congress leader and Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has thrown his weight behind “another dynamic youth leader” to take over from Rahul Gandhi as Congress President.
In a tweet Saturday morning, the Punjab CM asked the Congress Working Committee –highest decision making body of the party– to take note of “young India’s need for a young leader” with “grassroots connect.”
The Chief Minister has asked the Congress Working Committee, the party’s top decision-making body, to look for Rahul Gandhi’s replacement in a “charismatic Gen Next leader, who can enthuse the people with his pan-India appeal and grassroots presence”.
“After the unfortunate decision of @RahulGandhi to quit, hope to see another dynamic youth leader as @INCIndia president to galvanize party. Urge CWC to take note of young India’s need for a young leader, aligned to aspirations of its large youth population & with grassroots connect,” tweeted Amarinder Singh.