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Rahul appoints Mallikarjun Kharge as in-charge of Congress affairs in Maharashtra


Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed Mallikarjun Kharge as the party's general secretary in-charge of Maharashtra, officials said.

Mallikarjun Kharge

Kharge is the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha and replaces Mohan Prakash, who ceases to be a party general secretary.

The Congress also appointed three AICC secretaries for Maharashtra. These are Sonal Patel from Gujarat, Ashish Dua from Haryana and Sampath Kumar from Telangana.

"The party appreciates the hard work and contribution of Mohan Prakash who will be stepping down from his responsibilities as general secretary and AICC in-charge of Maharashtra," AICC general secretary Ashok Gehlot said in a statement.

The party also appreciates the contribution of outgoing AICC secretaries for Maharashtra, Shyoraj Jivan Valmiki and Bala Bachchan, who will be stepping down from their posts, the statement added.


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