During the Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra, the younger voters had voted decisively in favour of the BJP. The Congress’ new outreach campaign, titled ‘Wake Up Maharashtra’, is aimed at bucking this trend.
Speaking to the media at a function to unveil the logo of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ Mahajanadesh Yatra, Patil said the large scale exodus is not because of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) threat or fear of the ruling party.
Deora also recommended setting up a provisional collective leadership consisting of three senior Congress leaders to oversee the party unit until Maharashtra assembly polls, which are due later this year.
The Mumbai North constituency — comprising Malad West, Kandivali East, Charkop, Magathane, Borivali and Dahisar — was initially offered to Congress leader and former MP from the seat Sanjay Nirupam, who declined.
"Congress president Rahul Gandhi appointed Milind Deora as the new president of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee. The party appreciates the contribution of outgoing president Sanjay Nirupam," the Congress party said in a statement.