Bansal gets additional charge of AICC treasurer

Pawan Kumar Bansal gets additional charge of AICC treasurer

The post that was occupied by Ahmed Patel, who passed away earlier this week

Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal. Credit: Facebook (PawanKumarBansal)

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday picked veteran leader Pawan Kumar Bansal as the AICC treasurer, a post that was occupied by Ahmed Patel, who passed away earlier this week.

A former Railway Minister, 72-year-old Bansal is known to keep a low profile and considered close to the Congress president.

“Congress President has assigned the additional responsibility of AICC Treasurer to Pawan Kumar Bansal, in-charge administration, as an interim measure to look after the duties of treasurer with immediate effect,” AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal said.

Bansal, a four-term Lok Sabha member, was given the charge of Administration, succeeding nonagenarian Motilal Vora Patel, 71, passed away on Wednesday morning at a hospital in Gurugram following Covid-19 complications.