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Congress hands charge of Delhi to Ajoy Kumar till civic body polls

The regular AICC-in-charge of the party's capital unit, Shaktisinh Gohil is busy with the Gujarat Assembly polls

PTI New Delhi Published 08.11.22, 09:53 AM
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Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has assigned Ajoy Kumar the additional charge of Delhi till the completion of the civic body polls here as the regular AICC-in-charge of the party's capital unit was busy with the Gujarat Assembly polls.

In a statement on Monday, the party said Shaktisinh Gohil, AICC in-charge, Delhi, is busy with the Gujarat Assembly elections and the Congress president has approved the proposal of assigning additional charge of Delhi to Kumar, AICC in-charge (Sikkim, Tripura, Nagaland) till the completion of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, with immediate effect.

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The party also constituted a three-member screening committee headed by AICC general secretary Avinash Pande for the upcoming elections to the MCD.

While Pande is the chairman of the panel, party MP K Jayakumar and Qazi Mohammad Nizamuddin are its members.

Polling for the municipal elections in Delhi will be held on December 4 and the votes will be counted on December 7.

This will be the first civic election after the fresh delimitation exercise, and the much-awaited poll will be held in the gap between the two phases of the Gujarat assembly elections, which will take place on December 1 and 5.

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