Sonia Gandhi appoints 3 AICC secretaries for Assam, Kerala in preparation of Assembly polls next year

A Congress statement said MLAs Anirudh Singh, Vikas Upadhyay, Prithviraj Prabhakar Sathe have been appointed AICC secretaries for Assam, while ex-MP P Viswanathan, ex-MLC Ivan D'Souza, PV Mohan have been appointed for Kerala

Press Trust of India December 19, 2020 22:37:32 IST
Sonia Gandhi appoints 3 AICC secretaries for Assam, Kerala in preparation of Assembly polls next year

File image of interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi. PTI

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday appointed three All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretaries each for Assam and Kerala where Assembly polls are slated for early next year.

The newly appointed secretaries will assist the general secretaries in-charge of the two states — Jitendra Singh for Assam and Tariq Anwar for Kerala.

Assembly polls in the two states, where the Congress is the main Opposition party, are slated for April-May.

MLAs Anirudh Singh and Vikas Upadhyay and Prithviraj Prabhakar Sathe have been appointed AICC secretaries for Assam, while former MP P Viswanathan, former MLC Ivan D'Souza and PV Mohan have been appointed for Kerala, according to a party statement.

Haripal Rawat and Sanjay Choudhary have been relieved of their responsibility as AICC joint secretaries for Assam.

"The party appreciates the contributions of...Rawat and...Choudhary," the statement added.

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