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Sachin Pilot appointed Rajasthan Congress chief

india Updated: Jan 13, 2014 18:49 IST
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The Congress on Monday changed two of its state chiefs marking a generational shift. In Rajasthan, minister for corporate affairs Sachin Pilot (36) replaced Chandrabhan (56) as the Pradesh Congress Committee chief.

Pilot is a close associate of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and is the son of late union minister Rajesh Pilot.

In Madhya Pradesh, Cong MP Arun Yadav (39) replaced Kantilal Bhuria (64).

The Congress had faced a rout in both states in the recent assembly polls.

The two take over just three months before the Lok Sabha elections at a time when the Congress faces a stiff challenge from BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Rajasthan accounts for 25 Lok Sabha seats and Madhya Pradesh 40.