Cong high command dissolves Bihar PCC executive
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 22:44
New Delhi: After the removal of former PCC chief and AICC in-charge for poll-bound Bihar last month, the Congress central leadership today dissolved the PCC executive and team of office bearers of the state unit.

Only ex-MLC Ajay Kumar Singh will function as treasurer of the PCC along with its newly-elected President Mehboob Ali Kaisar, a party release issued by AICC general secretary and media department chief Janardan Dwivedi said.

Party President Sonia Gandhi also constituted a new election committee, coordination committee, manifesto committee, media committee and publicity committee for the state, where assembly elections are to be held in next few months as the term of the current state Assembly expires on November 23.

State PCC chief Anil Sharma and AICC in-charge Jagdish Tytler were removed from their posts last month after their internal differences reached a flash point.

While Kaisar, a relatively young Muslim leader was made the new PCC chief, Union Minister Mukul Wasnik, who is from the Dalit community replaced Tytler.

After Uttar Pradesh, Bihar is also on the radar of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi and the youth brigade of the young leader is likely to play a key role in the Assembly elections in the state, where Congress has decided to go alone.

Sources in the party said the changes in the party organisation has been made to infuse a newness in it and members of all castes and communities have been given representation in it.

Congress has constituted an 24-member election committee chaired by the PCC chief Kaisar, while Wasnik will head the 20 member coordination committee. Former MP Ranjit Ranjan, wife of Pappu Yadav has been made the Vice President of the 11-member media committee headed by Prem Chand Mishra. Kripanath Pathak heads the 18-member publicity committee while LP Shahi chairs the manifesto committee, which has equal number of members.

The new committees have been constituted ahead of party president Sonia Gandhi's proposed visit to the poll-bound state next month.

The party has already begun its elections preparations in the state, with union ministers visiting different parts of the state separately to gear up the party workers.


First Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 22:44

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