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Congress names new general secretaries, Azad loses Haryana role

Rajya Sabha member and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has been removed from the post of general secretary in-charge of Haryana late on Friday in what is being read as a punishment to the group of 23 leaders who wrote to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi seeking significant changes in the party. His position in the Congress Working Committee stays undisturbed.

Azad has been replaced by Vivek Bansal. Other general secretaries who were divested of their general secretary posts the 91-year-old veteran Motilal Vora, Ambika Soni, Luizinho Faleiro and former Congress Lok Sabha leader Mallikarjuna Kharge.

Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Jitin Prasada, who along with Azad, Anand Sharma and Mukul Wasnik was among the group of 23, has been appointed the general secretary in-charge for West Bengal, which is going to the polls next year, and Andaman and Nicobar Island. Similarly, party chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala has been appointed the general secretary in-charge for Karnataka. 

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will now be the general secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh. She was earlier general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East, but was practically taking care of the entire state after Jyotiraditya Scindia, who was general secretary for Uttar Pradesh (West), quit from the congress party and joined the BJP.

The new general secretaries are Pawan Kumar Bansal (administration), Harish Rawat (Punjab), Tariq Anwar (Kerala and Lakshadweep), Ajay Maken (Rajasthan), Jitendra Singh (Assam), HK Patil (Maharashtra) and Oommen Chandy (Andhra Pradesh).

The members of the special committee that will advise Sonia Gandhi will comprise AK Antony, Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal, Mukul Wasnik, Ambika Soni and Randeep Surjewala.

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The CWC’s new members will be Digvijaya Singh, Rajeev Shukla, Manickam Tagore, Pramod Tiwari, P. Chidambaram, Randeep Surjewala, Jairam Ramesh, Tariq Anwar, Jitendra Singh, HK Patil, Salman Khurshid, Pawan Bansal, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Devender Yadav, Vivek Bansal, Manish Chatrath, Bhakta Charan Das and Kuljit Nagra. Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma will continue to be on the CWC.

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