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Posted at: Jan 10, 2015, 2:12 AM; last updated: Jan 10, 2015, 1:30 AM (IST)

Pardeep Chhabra is new Cong chief

Replaces BB Behl, who was holding the post for past 14 yrs

Know him more

  • Pardeep Chhabra (53)
  • Profession: Businessman
  • Education: Law graduate
  • Entry into politics: Joined NSUI in 1986
  • Positions held: City mayor in 2008, third time MC councillor Other important positions: President, UT Cricket Association

Organisational poll

  • Though Chhabra was appointed as the new city Congress chief, the AICC will hold organisational elections, including election of the new party president in Delhi and a revamp of the All India Congress Committee machinery. The AICC has extended the deadline for its ongoing membership drive for two more months — from December 31 last year to February 28 this year.
Pardeep Chhabra is new Cong chief

Ex- Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal congratulates Pardeep Chhabra in Chandigarh on Friday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Rajinder Nagarkoti

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 9

Former Union Railway Minister and former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal’s loyalist Pardeep Chhabra, ex-mayor and sitting MC councillor, was appointed as the new President of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC).

All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Janardan Dwivedi, today announced Chhabra’s appointment.

Chhabra (53), who had joined the NSUI in 1986, will replace 80-year-old Behl, who was holding the post for the last 14 years.

For the post of CTCC President, along with Chhabra, party vice-president Pawan Sharma, former Mayor Ravinder Pal Singh Paali and former deputy mayor HS Lucky, were also in the race.

On the occasion, former MP Pawan Kumar Bansal said, “Chhabra is a hardworking Congress worker and I have full faith that he will take along all party workers.”

Chhabra, along with sitting Congress councillors, had played a crucial role in the party’s recent victory in the mayoral election in which the party won the post of mayor as well deputy mayor despite adverse circumstances.

Outgoing Congress chief BB Behl said he wished good luck to the new president.

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