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Talk of reshuffle in AICC as Mohsina Kidwai becomes governor

delhi Updated: Jan 16, 2010 16:13 IST

Talk of a reshuffle in the AICC has begun after its general secretary Mohsina Kidwai was today appointed Governor of Jharkhand.

Kidwai looked after party affairs in West Bengal, Kerala and Punjab.

At present, there are nearly half a dozen vacancies in the party hierarchy while a number of party leaders are holding
dual charges of an AICC functionary as well as a minister.

Four party general secretaries - Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mukul Wasnik, Prithviraj Chavan and V Narayanasamy were inducted into the Union Council of Ministers when Congress-led UPA came back to power in May last year.

Azad is in-charge of party affairs in Tamil Nadu and Orissa, while Wasnik is in-charge of Rajasthan and Delhi.

Chavan is in-charge of Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir.

Besides, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily is in-charge of Andhra Pradesh, where the announcement of a separate state of Telengana has created a row. Defence Minister AK Antony is the in-charge for Maharashtra.

Among others holding dual charges are C P Joshi, Union Minister for Rural Development, who is Rajasthan Congress
chief and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the PCC chief of West Bengal.

Oscar Fernandes, who was a minister in the previous government, is likely to come back to the organisation, as a
general secretary. Fernandes is considered a trouble-shooter in party circles