S Sudhakar Reddy was on Saturday elected unopposed as new general secretary of CPI, replacing A B Bardhan who held the post since 1997.
CPI spokesman Kumar Atul Anjaan told PTI that the national council of the party met here at and elected unopposed S Sudhakar Reddy as its national general secretary.
Reddy would replace A B Bardhan who held the post since 1997.
The national council also elected eight others as members of central secretariat of the party, Anjaan said.
They are A B Bardhan, Gurudas Gupta, D Raja, Amarjit Kaur, Atul Anjan, Shamim Faizi, Pannian Raveendran and Ramendra Kumar.
Reddy who hails from Andhra Pradesh was member of Lok Sabha twice from Andhra Pradesh.