Arjun Modhwadia Guj PCC chief, Sadanand Singh Bihar CLP leader
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 22:00
New Delhi: Arjun Modhwadia was on Wednesday made Gujarat PCC President and Sadanand Singh the Congress Legislature Party leader in Bihar, in moves to set the house in order in the two key states where it is in opposition for long.

Modhwadia belongs to Porbandar in Saurashtra region and has been a former leader of the opposition in the state. He succeeds Siddhartha Patel.

Singh is a former Bihar PCC chief and his new appointment came a few months after Congress suffered a crushing defeat in the Assembly polls in the state. Singh succeeds Ashok Ram who was defeated in the elections.

In political wilderness in Bihar for the past two decades, Congress could secure only four seats in the 243-member House and had lost deposits in several of the seats as the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)-BJP combine made a spectacular showing.

In Gujarat too, Congress has been occupying opposition benches for long with Narendra Modi of the BJP calling the shots. Assembly elections in Gujarat are towards 2012-end.

AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi announced the appointments made by party chief Sonia Gandhi.


First Published: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 22:00

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