Cong prepares to celebrate quasquicentennial year
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 23:45
New Delhi: Congress is expected to hold a conference here on December 28, its foundation day, heralding year-long celebrations for the party, which completes 125 years in 2010.

There are plans for some changes in the AICC secretariat in view of the fact that some Union ministers were also office bearers of the AICC and were overburdened.

Highly placed party sources said the conference would be a small affair and was unlikely to be an AICC meeting, which is generally a day long exercise.

The year-long celebrations are expected to be concluded by an AICC plenary on December 28 next year.

The first meeting of the AICC committee headed by party chief Sonia Gandhi to decide the activities and programmes to mark the 125 years of the party is being held tomorrow.

Congress is the oldest political party in India, which was formed way back in 1885 by a British, A O Hume.

A full-fledged reshuffle of the AICC is likely to await the completion of organisational elections next year, the sources said.

Among the leaders, AICC General Secretaries Ghulam Nabi Azad, Prithviraj Chavan, V Narayanswami have become Union Ministers and so also A K Antony and Veerappa Moily, who are also in charge of some states.


First Published: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 23:45

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