20 Feb : In a major reshuffle in the key committee of the All India Congress Committee on Thursday night, senior leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was recalled as party general secretary.
Party Chief Sonia Gandhi gave Azad the charge of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and Puducherry and retained M Veerappa Moily in charge of Andhra Pradesh and Assam while Digvijay Singh in charge of Uttar Pradesh.
V. Kishore Chandra Deo has been dropped from the post of general secretary and Karnataka leader Mallikarjun Kharge inducted into the CWC.The work allocation of the nine general secretaries has also been changed.
Rahul Gandhi will continue to look after Youth Congress and National Students Union of India (NSUI).
Mohsina Kidwai, the only woman General Secretary, has been given the charge of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep and Mahila Congress while Mukul Wasnik will be in-charge of party affairs in Delhi, Rajasthan and also Sewa Dal.
Prithviraj Chavan will continue to be AICC General Secretary in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir. In addition, he has been made the party in-charge of Haryana.
Janardan Dwivedi will continue to look after Organisation. He also gets new charges like organisational election, training and programme co-ordination.
B K Hariprasad will be the new party in-charge of Madhya Pradesh. He will continue to look after his assignment of Gujarat.
Congress treasurer Motilal Vora gets another responsibility as party in-charge of administration.