Congress senior leader Ahmed Patel, who has been played key decission making role in the Congress party for nearly two decades as Political Secretary to Sonia Gandhi, is now made as party’s treasurer by party chief Rahul Gandhi.
This makes him to focus on mobilising finances to the party, particularly for the forthcoming elections more than the political role he has been playing all these days. Infact, Congress party is facing severe financial problems to meet challenge from resourceful BJP.
He had replaced long-time party’s treasurer Motilal Vora , who is now party’s General Secretary to look after its organisational matters. Former union minister and Rajya Sabha member Anand Sharma was made as the chairperson of its Foreign Affairs Department. He replaced party’s veteran Karan Singh.
Former Goa Congress chief Luizinho Falerio was appointed as General Secretary in-charge of Northeast states, while former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar was made permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee.