Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
Congress has put to rest all speculation and appointed Anklav MLA Amit Chavda as new president of state Congress in place of Bharatsinh Solanki who had tendered resignation earlier this month. Incidentally Chavda is cousin of outgoing president Solanki.
41 year Chavda fits into new profile set up being promoted by Congress president Rahul Gandhi. He represents youth in the party and has successively won from Anklav four times. Straightforward Chavda has a clean image and strong base in his constituency. He represents powerful OBC vote bank.
Chavda who is in Delhi is expected to return tonight and would take charge of his new assignment in next few days.
With his appointment Congress has completed first round of makeover of its party in Gujarat. It appointed Paresh Dhanani from powerful Patel community. Dhanani is MLA for the third time. Interestingly Dhanani is also 41 year old.
IUn Dhanani and Chavda party has struck balance of regions, Dhanani from Saurashtra and Chavda from central Gujarat and of caste, Dhanani, Patel and Chavda OBC. 48-year old Shailesh Parmar who represents SC is deputy leader of the Congress legislature party. He is MLA for the fourth time.
Thus all these important leaders are below 50 and have strong base in their constituency.
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