Sukhu seeks Sonia’s nod for Cong overhaul in HP

  • Gaurav Bisht, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2015 20:44 IST
Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (HT Photo)

Himachal Pradesh Congress party chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Tuesday called on All-India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi and sought a nod to revamp the Pradesh Congress Committee and district units of the party.

In the meeting that lasted nearly 20 minutes, Sukhu is said to have discussed his plans to revamp the district units as well as minor expansion of the Pradesh Congress Committee.

Sukhu proposed that either the district party president be adjusted in the state unit or be accommodated in the government in various corporations and boards.

The district presidents who have been holding the post for more than five years would be replaced.

There is strong possibility that shortly more party workers could be appointed as vice-chairmen of various boards and corporations.

Besides the workers with organisational experience would be given new responsibilities while those working lackadaisically could be shown the doors. Sukhu also got approval to create more blocks

To strengthen the party, earlier Sukhu had subdivided the Kangra district, which comprises 16 assembly segments and is known for tilting the political scales in the state, into four units, including Dehra, Palampur and Nurpur, while Mandi, the largest district comprising 10 assembly constituencies, had been split into Sundernagar and Mandi.

Recently the party had appointed 10 more secretaries in the party, taking the total to 50.

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