New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday named party leader Subhash Chopra as the president of its Delhi unit. The post had been lying vacant after the death of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit in July. The party was meanwhile functioning with three working presidents.
A statement issued by Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said that Sonia Gandhi, the party's interim president, appointed Chopra as the president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC).
Meanwhile, cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad, who left BJP to join Congress in February, has been made the chief of the campaign committee. The party has reposed trust on Azad keeping an eye on significant "Purvanchal" vote-bank in the national capital, news agency ANI reported.
Chopra is a former Congress chief. He held the post in 1997. He is also a three-time MLA from the Kalkaji constituency.
The Congress also appointed M Okendro as new president of Manipur state unit. He has replaced Gaikhangam.
(With ANI inputs)