Lucknow – Amidst the gearing up activities for the upcoming assembly election the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee is all set to witness some sort of decentralisation with the appointment of four or five zonal Congress chiefs for the various parts of the most populous state. The highly placed sources claimed the top leadership of the party is processing the names of the probables for the zonal chiefs likely to hold their respective zones-Eeast,West, Central, Bundelkhand and even Ruhelkhnd.
The necessity for the zonal arrangement has cropped up due to two reasons, one spontaneous and other related structural reforms.
It may be recalled that All India Congress Comiittee has recently appointed new PCC chiefs in a couple of states including Uttarakhand and Punjab along with four zonal working chiefs.
In UP the move of appointing working zonal presidents is being necessitated as the UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu will concentrate in his own constituency to defend his assembly seat. It may be recalled that Ajay Kumar is party MLA from Tamkuhi Bazar in Kushinagr district and as the elections will come closer he is expected to give more and more time to his constituency.
” In this case managing the electioneering across the state in absence of Ajay Kumar, the four or five working zonal presidents will manage the party affairs. Besides this will also enable the leadership to accomodate leaders of various caste , creed in the state set up give it a broadly represented face” commented a party leader.
The party insiders claim that party leadership may appointment working presidents each from Brahmin, Muslim, Schedule Caste, OBC including one woman.