Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state, Bollywood actor and Congress leader Raj Babbar has been appointed as the Uttar Pradesh Congress Chief.
The announcement was made by senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi at a press conference in Delhi in Delhi. Imran Masood, another leader from the state has been appointed as the Vice-President.
However, the party is yet to announce the chief ministerial candidate.
"We will announce our CM candidate when the campaigning begins," Azad, who is also the party in-charge for the state said, reports The Times of India.
The party has also not clarified on Priyanka Gandhi's role during the campaigning before the elections.
However, the two announcements haven't gone down too well as both leaders appointed by the Congress don't exactly have a stellar record. While Babbar had been slammed for making insensitive remarks about poverty in order support the previous UPA government, Masood had made a hate speech in which he had threatened to 'chop Narendra Modi into pieces'.
Here's how people reacted to the appointments on Twitter:
Raj Babbar heads Cong in U.P. Next, I suppose, Govinda shd take over Maharashtra. That sorts out the largest, & 2nd largest states for Cong— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) July 12, 2016
Raj Babbar appointed new Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee President.Maybe some had suggested that they should have an Acting President.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 12, 2016
After appointed as UP Congress Chief Raj Babbar will start McBubber stores where UP wallas will get Lunch and dinner at 5Rs.— Aakash Gauttam (@AakashGauttam) July 12, 2016
Imran Masood as UP Congress vice president? Boti contest.— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) July 12, 2016
(Feature image source: PTI)