New Delhi, Sep 4: Gearing up for the forthcoming assembly elections in Haryana, the Congress on Wednesday carried out a revamp in the party organization ahead of the polls, appointing former Union minister Kumari Selja as the new PCC chief while former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was made the CLP leader and the chairman of the election management committee in the state.
The announcement was made by Congress general secretary in-charge of organisation, KC Venugopal and general secretary in-charge of Haryana, Ghulam Nabi Azad at a press conference at the AICC headquarters. Selja replaced Ashok Tanwar as the Haryana PCC chief. Earlier, various leaders had met party interim president Sonia Gandhi over the issue to selecting new PCC chief, after Mr Hooda and his loyalists demanded the removal Mr Tanwar.
Mr Tanwar was appointed by the then Congress president Rahul Gandhi in 2014. Making the announcement, Mr Azad expressed confidence that both Kumari Selja and Bhupinder Singh Hooda would steer Congress to victory in the coming assembly polls in Haryana. ‘’Ms Selja is an experienced leader of the party and has also been a Union Minister at the centre during the rule of the UPA.
Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda has been a former chief minister of Haryana who did a lot of work for the progress of the state during his tenure. I am confident that their appointment will provide a boost to the prospects of the Congress party in the coming assembly elections in the state,’’ he said. Assembly elections in the state of Haryana are scheduled to be held by the end of the year. In the coming elections the Congress is looking to unseat the BJP Government under the chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (UNI)