Sonia to chair campaign panel for LS polls

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been made the chairperson of the party’s 50-member Campaign Committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in which Rahul Gandhi will be the co-chairman, announced the party on Tuesday night.

The announcement came less than a month after the Congress had said that Rahul, the party vice-president, would lead its campaign in the upcoming general elections in May.
The announcement regarding the posts was made in a statement released to the press by All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Janardan Dwivedi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be a member of the committee, along with several Union ministers.

“This meeting of the AICC declares that 2014 election campaign will be led by Rahul Gandhi,” a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on January 16 this year had said.

This decision, which laid to rest speculation on whether Rahul would be the made the Congress’ prime ministerial candidate, was incorporated in the omnibus draft resolution which later came up before the AICC meeting the next day for approval.

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