Congress Shuffles Leadership Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls: Key Changes in Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, and Haryana

In the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Congress has made significant changes in the leadership of several states. Some leaders have been assigned new responsibilities. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been relieved of her responsibilities as the in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Congress, although she will continue as the general secretary. Avinash Pandey will now take over the responsibility in Uttar Pradesh. Bharatsinh Solanki from Gujarat will be responsible for Jammu and Kashmir, while Deepak Babaria will handle Delhi and Haryana.

On the other hand, Sachin Pilot has been appointed as the head of Congress in Chhattisgarh. Ramesh Chennithala has been given the charge of Maharashtra, Devendra Yadav for Punjab, and Randeep Surjewala for Karnataka.

Jairam Ramesh will oversee communication, Mukul Wasnik organization, and Manikrao Thakare will be responsible for Goa.

Jitendra Singh, the General Secretary in charge of Assam, will also oversee the party’s affairs in Madhya Pradesh, while Deepak Babaria will handle Delhi and Haryana. Jharkhand’s in-charge, G. Mirel, has been given additional responsibility for West Bengal.

Deepa Das Munshi will be the Pradesh Congress Committee chief for Telangana, along with being the chief of Congress in Kerala and Lakshadweep. Kumari Shelja has been appointed as the Pradesh Congress Committee chief for Uttarakhand.

The manifesto committee comprising 16 members has also been formed, with Chidambaram as the chairman.

Congress Manifesto Committee Formed for 2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Congress has formed the manifesto committee for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections during a meeting on Saturday. Former Union Minister and senior party leader P. Chidambaram have been appointed as its chairman. T.S. Singh Deo, former Deputy CM of Chhattisgarh, will be the convener of the committee.

The committee includes prominent members such as Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, Jairam Ramesh, and Shashi Tharoor. The Congress has also released resolutions during the meeting. According to this, the party aims to highlight the shortcomings of the Modi government’s claims and actions.

Key Focus Areas for Congress in 2024 General Elections

After facing setbacks in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan, Congress is focusing on key areas for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. On December 21, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) called a meeting to discuss the strategy for the parliamentary elections. A day later, on December 22, Congress announced the formation of the manifesto committee.

The party is determined to address the challenges posed by the Modi government. Social polarization has increased significantly, and Congress aims to use it to its advantage in the upcoming elections. The resolution emphasizes the need to discuss issues related to democracy and the erosion of civil liberties. These issues need to be deliberated upon.

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