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Cong forms 10-member panel to overhaul communication strategy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today formed a 10- member panel to overhaul its communication strategy, and appointed new in-charges for and Jharkhand.

P L Punia was made the in-charge for Chhattisgarh, while R P N Singh will look after party affairs in Jharkhand.

Earlier, both these states were handled by B K Hariprasad, who resigned as the Committee (AICC) general secretary recently.

To help improve the party's communication strategy, president formed a new communication strategy group.

Its members include senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, P Chidambaram, Mani Shankar Aiyar, Jairam Ramesh, and Sushmita Dev.

in-charge of communications department Randeep Surjewala and chairperson of its newly-set up research department Rajeev Gowda have been made its ex-officio members.

"The group will meet daily and assist the communication department of the AICC," a statement from AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said.

Another statement said that Gandhi assigned the task of looking after party affairs in to a new team, in place of B K Hariprasad and Bhakta Charan Das.

Besides Punia, the team includes AICC Secretaries Kamleshwar Patel and Arun Oraon.

In Jharkhand, R P N Singh will be assisted by AICC secretaries Umang Singhar and Mainul Haque.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 21:02 IST