New Delhi: The Congress high command is all set to end the political bickering in the Haryana state unit as the party president gave instructions to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to arrive at a consensus over appointment of political posts.

The decision on Haryana Congress chief has been pending for a year. Besides, various boards and corporations have several posts lying vacant for last few months.     

Hooda held meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the appointment of state unit chief. Before meeting with Rahul Gandhi, the Haryana Chief Minister had done enough home works to counter the rival group’s allegations of carrying out Rohtak-centric development works. Rahul asked Hooda to remove the hurdle over state unit chief and the posts lying vacant in several boards and corporations.  

During the meeting with Rahul Gandhi, Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister, Kumari Selja was vocal over alleged biasness of Hooda in carrying out development works.

Sources said that Rahul is already in favour of appointing Sirsa MP Ashok Tanwar as Haryana Congress chief. Hooda supporters fear of emerging another center of power in the state. Tanwar’s elevation will also go against Selja, the Dalit face of Haryana Congress.

Party vice-president Rahul Gandhi also discussed the political scenario with Haryana unit chief Phoolchand Mulana, state in-charge BK Hariprasad to resolve the political impasse.

If all the posts in boards and corporations are filled up, about 3, 000 Congressmen will be accommodated. Party is of view that all the posts in Haryana boards and corporations be filled up before going to polls.

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