Mumbai, Feb 23 The selection of Mumbai Youth Congress President is garnering a lot of attention these days, for which elections took place in October-November last year, where a direct fight was witnessed between Congress MLA Zeeshan Siddiqui and former NSUI Mumbai chief Suraj Singh Thakur.
The elections were held for the post of the Mumbai Youth Congress President to bring forward leaders with mass support and stop the practice of dynasty politics in the party.
Zeeshan is a Congress MLA from Bandra East and the son of senior Congress leader Baba Siddiqui, who has close ties with Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, while Thakur hails from a humble background in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the party leaders, Siddiqui got over 80,000 votes while Thakur managed to get over 73,000 votes in the elections.
The name of the new Mumbai Youth Congress chief will be announced by interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the coming days. The interviews of the candidates are slated to be conducted soon in the national capital by Indian Youth Congress
( With inputs from IANS )
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