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Oomen Chandy replaces Digvijaya as AICC in-charge of Andhra Pradesh

Congress spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi has also been appointed as the party’s in-charge of West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

SNS | New Delhi |

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday appointed former Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy as AICC General Secretary and gave him charge of Andhra Pradesh with immediate effect. He replaces former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh.

Congress 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 former 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 CP 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.

On the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s fourth anniversary on 26 May, Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy took the opportunity to pose a series of questions.

Chandy, who served as CM of the southern state twice, took to Twitter to demand answers from the 67-year-old Prime Minister on a host of issues ranging from black money to the Lokpal Bill. He posted a series of 10 questions starting with the PM’s promise of bringing back black money stashed abroad.