Attempt to revive fortunes! Congress inducts 10 young & new faces

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New Delhi, Apr 8: Ten young faces, having "rich professional" background and with an average age of 29, are all set to lead the Congress in its attempts to revive its fortunes in the national capital following a complete wipe out in the last Assembly elections.

The young team, representing the "new face" of the grand old party, would shadow departments of the AAP government in Delhi and be "proactive" in taking up issues rather than just being "reactive", Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken said today.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken

Introducing the team, which includes five women, three dalits and two Muslims, Maken said the move was "progressive".

He also announced the decision of appointing President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee as the chief spokesperson and communication department in-charge of DPCC.

"They would function as shadow heads of departments such as power, transport, health, women and child development among others and would hold the government accountable.

"All of them are extremely keen on research work thus you can expect our party releases and statements to be more well-researched. They would be taking up various issues and would keep their versions with documented proof three days a week," Maken said at a press conference.

Seeking to allay perceptions that party veterans were being sidelined, he said senior leaders would be accommodated in higher ranks after organisational restructuring.

"The new organisation is coming up which will be a mix of faces, young and old, and would work in tandem. We will definitely use the experience and political acumen of the seniors," he said.


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