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Priyanka removed as UP in-charge, Pilot gets Chhattisgarh in major Congress reshuffle

Devender Yadav to oversee Punjab, Rajeev Shukla to continue looking after Himachal & Chandigarh

Priyanka removed as UP in-charge, Pilot gets Chhattisgarh in major Congress reshuffle

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 23

In a major organisational reshuffle in the Congress ahead of the next year’s general election, Priyanka Gandhi was on Saturday removed as All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh and Sachin Pilot was made general secretary in-charge of Chhattisgarh.

Avinash Pande replaced Priyanka, who was not assigned any specific portfolio, as the general secretary in-charge of UP.

Jairam Ramesh was reappointed as the general secretary in-charge communication, KC Venugopal as the general secretary in-charge of organisation. Gurdeep Singh Sappal was made in charge of administration, while Ajay Maken will continue as the treasurer.

Devender Yadav was named in-charge of Punjab, while Rajeev Shukla will continue as in-charge of Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh. Dipak Babaria retained his position as in-charge of Delhi and Haryana.

Mukul Wasnik was given charge of Gujarat, and Randeep Singh Surjewala was as party in-charge in Karnataka. Kumari Selja, who was in-charge of Chhattisgarh, where the Congress suffered defeat in the recently held assembly polls, was made in-charge of Uttarakhand.

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa retained his position as Rajasthan in-charge despite the recent poll debacle in the state. Bharat Singh Solanki was made in-charge of Jammu & Kashmir and Ajoy Kumar got Odisha with additional charge of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Hussain made in-charge of Kharge’s office

Rajya Sabha member Syed Naseer Hussain was appointed on Saturday in-charge of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge’s office. AICC secretary Pranab Jha was appointed in-charge of communication in the Congress president’s office. Hussain and Jha were earlier appointed coordinators attached to Kharge’s office.

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