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Nirmal Khatri upset after Congress drops him as UP chief

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 June 2016, 13:28 IST

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Nirmal Khatri is reportedly unhappy with party high command's decision to drop him on charges of non-performance.

The Congress, which has suffered a setback in the recently held state Assembly polls, is making all efforts to ensure that it improves its tally in Uttar Pradesh this time.

According to sources, Khatri is upset after being informed that he would be replaced by a new chief in the coming days.

Khatri earlier skipped the party's meeting presided over by Ghulam Navi Azad in Lucknow citing health issues.

Reports suggest that grand old party is likely to appoint former union minister Jitin Prasada as the new Uttar Pradesh Congress chief.

The electorally important Uttar Pradesh goes to polls in 2017 and the move is being carried out with the aim to woo Muslims and Brahmin voters in the state.

Prasada, known to be a good organisational leader, is close to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.


First published: 17 June 2016, 13:28 IST