On Saturday (6 January), the Congress established election committees for a number of states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, and certain north eastern states. Additionally, a political affairs committee was also put together specifically for Madhya Pradesh.
The party's official communication confirmed that the Congress President has given immediate approval to the proposal for forming Pradesh Election Committees in Rajasthan, Kerala, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, and Tripura. Additionally, the formation of the Pradesh Election Committee and political affairs committee in Madhya Pradesh has also been approved.
Govind Singh Dotasra, the Rajasthan PCC chief, has been named the chairman of the Pradesh Election Committee in the State. The committee's members include Ashok Gehlot, a former Chief Minister, and former Union Ministers Sachin Pilot and Jitendra Singh, The Hindu reported.
The committee also includes members such as Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya, Mohan Prakash, CP Joshi, Harish Choudhary, Ramlal Jat, Pramod Jain Bhaya, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Mamta Bhupesh, Bhajan Lal Jatav, Murari Lal Meena, Ashok Chandna, Neeraj Dangi, Zubair Khan, Dheeraj Gurjar, Rajkumar Sharma, Rohit Bohra, Indra Meena, Dungar Ram Gedar, Shimla Devi Nayak, and Lalit Yadav.
In addition to them, the committee also comprises the president of the Youth Congress, the NSUI president, the chief organizer of Seva Dal, and the president of Pradesh Mahila Congress.
K Sudhakaran has been named as the chairman of the Pradesh Election Committee in Kerala. The committee in Kerala is made up of senior leaders such as AK Antony, KC Venugopal, Ramesh Chennithala, Vayalar Ravi, VD Satheeshan, K Suresh, Shashi Tharoor, and Mullapalli Ramachandran, among others.
The Chief Minister of Telangana, A Revanth Reddy, has been declared the chairman of the Pradesh Election Committee of the State. The committee's members include the Deputy Chief Minister, Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, along with Uttam Kumar Reddy and V Hanumantha Rao.
Pratibha Singh, the PCC chief of Himachal Pradesh, has been appointed as the chairperson of the Pradesh Election Committee. The committee includes members such as Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, and senior leaders like Anand Sharma, Viplove Thakur, Asha Kumari, Ram Lal Thakur, Thakur Kaul Singh, Dhaniram Shandil, and Chander Kumar, among others.
The Pradesh Election Committee for Madhya Pradesh will be led by Jitu Patwari. Other members of the committee include Digvijaya Singh, Vivek Tankha, Suresh Pachauri, Kantilal Bhuria, and Kamal Nath, who is a former Chief Minister.
The party has established a political affairs committee for Madhya Pradesh, with Jitendra Singh, the AICC in-charge for the State, appointed as its head. The panel, which includes Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh, Arun Yadav, Vivek Tankha, and Nakul Nath, will have Patwari as its convener.
Deepak Baij, the PCC chief, was named as the chairman of the Pradesh Election Committee in Chhattisgarh. The committee will include ex-Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and former Deputy Chief Minister TS Singh Deo, in addition to Charan Das Mahant and Tamradhwaj Sahu.
In Manipur, the Pradesh Election Committee assigned K Meghachandra Singh as its chairman. The committee also includes other members such as the former Chief Minister, Ibobi Singh, and the former Deputy Chief Minister, Gaikhangam, among others.
The Nagaland Pradesh Election Committee appointed S Supongmeren Jamir as their chairman, and Asish Kumar Saha was selected as the chairman for the Tripura Pradesh Election Committee.
Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.
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