Sources said Rahul had yielded to pressure from states like Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand where Assembly elections are barely three months away. On Tuesday, it would be a month since Rahul had told the Congress Working Committee about his decision to relinquish the top party post. They admitted that Rahul wasn’t involved in the deliberations to create the leadership structure and choose the new party president. Congress Legislature Party leader Ajay Kumar Lallu has been appointed in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh till further restructuring is done. Jyotiraditya Scindia, general secretary in charge of western Uttar Pradesh, will decide the state in-charge for the region later.
Source: The Telegraph June 25, 2019 01:30 UTC