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AICC REMOVED LAL BHADUR SASTRI SON ANIL EDITOR SANDESH
5 Aug 2011
RENUKA CHOUDHARY AND RASHID ALVI ARE NEW SPOKESPERSON OF AICC
LAL BAHADUR SASTRI SON ANIL SASTRI REMOVED AS EDITOR OF SANDESH
SURESH PACHAURI'S RETURN TO CENTRAL STAGE
by a delhi correspondent
NEW DELHI: Former Madhya Pradesh Congress President Suresh Pachauri, who was egging for a birth again in the Union Ministry, returns to the central stage as the convener of the AICC's Research and Coordination Department and its sub-group while former union minister Renuka Chowdhary and Rashid Alvi, both from Andhra Pradesh, join the team of the party spokespersons.
The major change, however, is in the party's mouth piece Sandesh because of some embarrassing goof-ups in its recent issues. Its editor Anil Shastri and his aide Pankaj Sharma have been shunted out as chairman and secretary of the Hindi department while Rajasthan MP Dr Girija Vyas becomes the new editor of Sandesh with Union Ministers Salman Khurshid and Jairam Ramesh as members of the editorial board. Vyas is also chairperson of the Vichar Vibhag.
Chief spokesman Janardan Dwivedi on Friday announced the changes made in the AICC set-up by Congress President Sonia Gandhi before going abroad for the surgery. Renuka replaces Jayanthi Natarajan, who is now environment minister, while Rashid Alvi has been brought in place of Dr Shakeel Ahmed, an ex-junior home minister from Bihar.
Dr Shakeel Ahmed, a permanent invitee to CWC, however, continues to be incharge of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Nagpur MP Vilas Muttemwar, who was made a party general secretary on the day of the Cabinet reshuffle, has been given charge of monitoring the government flagship programmes as also the party programmes with Vivek Bansal attached to him as a secretary.
The research and coordination department that Pachauri heads has high-profile members like general secretaries Digvijay Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mukul Wasnik as also union ministers Ambika Soni, Pawan Bansal, Anand Sharma and Jairam Ramesh, besides spokespersons Renuka Choudhary and Manish Tewari and Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit, son of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The small sub-group of the department has Bansal, Jairam Ramesh and Dikshit as members.
Rajya Sabha member Dr Karan Singh is chairman of the foreign affairs department, with union minister Anand Sharma as vice chairman and Manish Tewari as secretary. Major Ved Prakash has been made chairman of the ex-servicemen Department with Capt Praveen Davar continuing as its secretary. Ms Achana Dalmia has been made incharge of the grievances cell.