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Capt to continue as PPCC chief till civic body polls: Cong

PTI  New Delhi , May 05, 2012
First Published: 22:16 IST(5/5/2012) | Last Updated: 22:22 IST(5/5/2012)

Amidst a banner of revolt raised by a section of Punjab Congress leaders against state party president Capt Amarinder Singh, the party on Saturday made it clear that it will not change its set-up ahead of the state municipal elections.


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"Captain Amrinder Singh will continue as PCC president till local body elections," party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters here on Saturday.

A major section of Punjab Congress, which suffered a defeat at the hands of Akali-BJP combine in the recent assembly elections, has raised a banner of revolt against

Amarinder, who failed to steer the party to victory in the state. A number of senior party leaders from the state are already lobbying hard in Delhi for his replacement.

Meanwhile, the Congress high command has already made Capt Amarinder to head the screening committee for municipal polls, which will decide on candidates for the forthcoming civic body polls.

The forthcoming civic polls in Punjab will be first test for the SAD-BJP combine after it returned to power in the January 30 state assembly polls.

The local polls will also be a test for the Congress, which is likely to see drastic changes in the wake of its defeat in the assembly polls.

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