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Maha: Patole appointed chief of Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former Nana Patole, who had resigned from the BJP and joined the earlier this year, was Friday appointed the of the Mazdoor

The announcement about Patole's appointment was made by All India Committee Ashok Gehlot.

"Congress has appointed Ex- Nana as chairman, Mazdoor Congress of the AICC with immediate effect," Gehlot's statement read.

is currently vice of the Pradesh Congress Committee.

was elected to the Lok Sabha on a BJP ticket from Bhandara-Gondiya in 2014 defeating NCP heavyweight and former Union Civil Aviation

Patole, however, quit the ruling party in December last year accusing and of failing to address issues of farmers. He joined the Congress in January this year.

Patole told PTI Friday said that the post he has been appointed to is an important one in the party and earlier incumbents included senior leaders like and

"For the first time, it (chairmanship) has gone to The organisation's automatically becomes member of the (CWC)," he said.

He added that the Mazdoor Congress raises agricultural issues and helps the party formulate policies on them.

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

First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 15:35 IST