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HP Congress chief Sukhu to chair election, campaign committees

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will chair the party's and campaign committees for the November 9 state polls, the party said today.

vice-president has approved the appointment, party general-secretary said in a statement.

Gandhi also approved the party's coordination, publicity, manifesto and disciplinary committees for the polls, he said.

The party has announced incumbent Chief Minister as its chief ministerial candidate for the state polls. Singh reportedly had been at loggerheads with Sukhu until Gandhi intervened earlier this month.

According to the statement today, the party's 14-member committee will have Singh and senior leader Anand Sharma. They are part of the 23-member campaign committee too.

Sukhu has been appointed the convener of the coordination committee, which will have general secretary in-charge of the state Sushil Kumar Shinde, Sharma and secretary Ranjeet Ranjan Yadav as members.

The state's incumbent Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri will chair the party's publicity panel, while another minister Thakur Kaul Singh is the head of manifesto committee.

Party leader AN Vidyarthi will chair the disciplinary committee.

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First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 21:57 IST