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Ahmed Patel new treasurer of Congress, to replace Motilal Vora


New Delhi, Aug 21: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appointed Ahmed Patel as the party's treasurer in place of Motilal Vora, who will now be AICC general secretary administration, a newly created post.

File photo of Ahmed Patel

Patel, who was the political secretary of former party chief Sonia Gandhi, has earlier served the post of treasurer.

Rahul appointed former Union minister Anand Sharma as the chairperson of the party's foreign affairs department replacing Karan Singh, the Congress said in a statement.

Former speaker Meira Kumar has been made a permanent invite to the Congress working committee, the highest decision-making body of the party.

Luizinho Salerio was appointed as AICC general secretary in-charge of north-eastern states, excluding Assam, replacing CP Joshi.

The change comes a month after Rahul Gandhi made some serious modifications in the Congress Working Committee by dropping some senior faces from it, which included Digvijaya Singh, Sushikumar Shinde and Janardhan Dwivedi.


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