Congress appoints Oommen Chandy as Andhra Pradesh unit chief

Politics

New Delhi: Congress appointed former Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy as AICC General Secretary, in-charge of Andhra Pradesh with immediate effect, replacing Digvijaya Singh. Party president Rahul Gandhi announced the decision.

Party spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi has also been appointed as the party’s in-charge of West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, replacing C P Joshi.

Gogoi is son of fomer Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi.

The party appreciates the hard work and contribution of Digvijaya Singh, who will be stepping down from his responsibility as AICC General Secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh, statement from party general secretary Ashok Gehlot said.

He also said that the party appreciates the hard work and contribution of Dr C P Joshi, who will be stepping down from his responsibility as AICC General Secretary in-charge of West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The changes will be enforced with immediate effect, the party said.

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