With a watch on the Punjab elections early subsequent yr, Congress has appointed Rajasthan’s income minister Harish Chaudhary as head of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in Punjab and Chandigarh with quick impact. Mr Chaudhary replaces former Uttarakhand chief minister and five-time member of parliament Harish Singh Rawat.
Mr Chaudhary was the observer accountable for Punjab through the latest change of management the place Captain Amarinder Singh was changed by Charanjit Channi as chief minister. He was additionally Punjab in-charge of the occasion through the 2017 meeting elections.
He has served because the nationwide secretary of the AICC and is at present a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Meeting from the Baytu constituency within the Barmer district of the state. He was additionally elected Member of Parliament in 2009 from the Barmer-Jaisalmer constituency in Rajasthan however misplaced within the 2014 common elections.
AICC Basic Secretary Okay C Venugopal mentioned that Mr Rawat is “being relieved” of his present tasks as AICC Basic Secretary In-Cost for Punjab and Chandigarh however will proceed as a member of the Congress Working Committee.
Mr Rawat had been requesting the occasion management to alleviate him from the Punjab Congress in-charge obligation as he needed to focus on Uttarakhand elections due subsequent yr, information company ANI reported. Uttarakhand has seen three BJP chief ministers in the identical time period, two of them this yr itself, and as Congress’s tallest chief within the state, Mr Rawat will concentrate on exploiting this chance.