CWC revamped, Moily loses membership

Mallikarjuna Kharge and Mohsina Kidwai also dropped as members


Sweta Ranjan | March 4, 2011

Congress on Friday revamped its working committee, relieving some senior leaders from their previous membership of the committee. Former HRD minister and senior leader Arjun Singh, hours before his passing away today. Singh was 81.

Others dropped include Mohsina Kidwai, Mallikarjuna Kharge, and law minister Veerappa Moily. The revamped CWC also saw some new faces with the inclusion of Virendra Singh, Dhaniram Shandil, madhusudan Mistry, Hemuprova Saikia, Sushila Tiriya and Oscar Fernandes, who was a former permanent invitee on the committee.

Arjun Singh had been made a permanent invitee, given his poor state of health. Mohsina Kidwai, P Chidambaram, Beni Prasad Verma, Shakeel Ahmed have been made permanent invitees, while yesteryear star Raj Babar has been named a special invitee.

Ahmed's new role in the CWC will see him releived of his role as a party spokesperson.

Allocating charges to general secretaries and others, the perty put Ghulam Nabi Azad in charge of Tamil Nadu, Pudducherry and Andhra Pradesh, Digvijay Singh in charge of Uttar pradesh, Assam and publicity and publication division of the party.

Virendra Singh has been put in charge of Delhi, HP, Uttarakhand, Rahul Gandhi, of Youth Congress and NSUI.

Motilal Vohra will be responsible for administration, D K Hari Prasad for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattishgarh, Haryana, Madhsudan  Mistry for Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mukul Wasnik for Rajasthan, Shakeel Ahmed for West Benga;, Jharkhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bhuvan Prasad for Maharashtra, Gujarat, jammu and Kashmir, Gulchain Singh Charak for Bihar, Punjab, Chandigarh.

Jagdish Tytler has been put in charge of Orissa and the Congress sewa dal.

Rahul Gandhi, D K Hariprasad, Virendra Singh, Digvijaya Singh, G N Azad, Janardhan Dwivedi, Madhusdan Mistry, Mukul Wasnik, Oscar Fernandes have been named as party general secretaries.



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