Madhusudan Mistry becomes General Secretary of India’s ruling party

Madhusudan Mistry becomes General Secretary of India’s ruling party
New Delhi, 4 March, 2011





Former MP of Sabarkantha and Shankarsinh Vaghela supporter Shri Madhusudan Mistry has been appointed General Secretary of India’s ruling Congress party.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday constituted a new Congress Working Committee, the party’s top policy making body, in which Madhusudan Mistry was the highest gainer so far as Gujarati politicians are concerned. Madhusudan Mistry will be in-charge of party’s Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep units. Mistry had lost last Lok Sabha election of 2009.

While Ahmed Patel(Rajya Sabha MP from Bharuch, Gujarat) retains his powerful post of the Political Secretary of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, the other names that figure in the newly announced central body of the party include Rajyasabha MP(from Gujarat) and Shankarsinh Vaghela supporter Shri Pravin Rashtrapal, Ahmedabad based pure Congress group leaders Dipak Babaria, Irshad Mirza and north Gujarat’s Sagar Rayka. While Irshad Mirza, Rashtrapal and Sagar Rayka are made Secretaries, Babaria is new Special Secretary of the ruling party. Babaria had lost last Lok Sabha election in Ahmedabad.

In another Gujarat related announcement, former spokesperson Mohan Prakash has been given charge of Gujarat along with other key states like Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir. In Gujarat’s case, Shri Mohan Prakash replaces Shri.B.K.Hariprasad. Mohan Prakash will supervise and coordinate party affairs of Gujarat from Delhi.

Former spokesperson Mohan Prakash has been given charge of the key states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir as party Prabhari. Ashok Tanvar and Abdul Ansari are Sahaprabhari(co-in-charge) of Gujarat Congress.

The party is yet not declare its new media committee. It is almost sure that Gujarat opposition leader Shaktisinh Gohil will be selected for the post of Spokerperson, or somewhere in media committee in near future. Gohil may also debut in national politics via Rajya Sabha route in future.

The new team includes:

Treasurer: Motilal Vora

Political secretary: Ahmed Patel

General Secretaries: Rahul Gandhi, BK Hari Prasad, Verender Singh, Digvijay Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Janardan Dwivedi, Madhusudan Mistry and Oscar Fernandes. In-charge of different states or organisation: Dhani Ram Shandilya, Gulchain Singh Charak, Jagdish Tytler, Jagmeet Singh Brar, Luizinho Falero, Mohan Prakash, Mohsina Kidwai, Shakeel Ahmed.

Permanent Invitees: Arjun Singh, Mohsina Kidwai, P Chidambaram, DR Karan Singh, ML Fotedar, RK Dhawan, SC Jamir, Shivaji Rao Deshmukh, Beni Prasad Verma, MV Rajshekharan, Ajit Jogi, Shakeel Ahmed, Jagdish Tytler, Jagmeet Singh Brar, Luizinho Falero, Mohan Prakash, Gulchain Singh Charak.

Special Invitees: G Sanjeeva Reddy, Mohinder Singh Kaypee, Anil Shastri, Nirmal Khatri, Raj Babar

Secretaries: Abdul Manan Ansari, Anees Ahmed, Ashok Tanwar, Bhakta Charan Das, Mirza Dilshad Baig, Jai Dev Jena, Jitendra Singh, K Jayakumar, KB Krishnamurthy, Manish Chatrath, Meenakshi Natrajan, Pankaj Sharma, Parvez Hashmi, Praveen Rashtrapal, Priya Dutt, RC Khuntia, Sagar Rayka, Sanjay Bhankuna, Sanjay Bhori, Sanjay Nirupam, Shanimol Usman, Shantaram Naik, Sudhakar Reddy, Tarachand Bhagora, V Hanumantha Rao, Major Ved Prakash, Vinay Kumar, Sorkae, Vivek Bansal.

Special secretaries: Avatar Singh Bhadana, Deepak Babaria, Vijay Lakshmi Sadho, Asha Kumari, Panjkaj Sharma


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