Congress boss Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday delegated Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as the new leader of the West Bengal Congress, the gathering said.
Mr Chowdhury is likewise the pioneer of Congress in the Lok Sabha. His arrangement was required after the end of previous West Bengal Congress Committee boss Somen Mitra.
“The Congress president has delegated Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as the leader of West Bengal Congress Committee with quick impact,” an official correspondence said late on Wednesday night.
“At this crossroads, the gathering likewise recollects the administrations of Late Shri Somen Mitra, a veteran Congressman whose inconvenient downfall has left a void among all Congress laborers. He will consistently be associated with his devotion to the reason,” the AICC general secretary KC Venugopal said in the announcement.
The arrangement comes in front of the following year’s gathering races in West Bengal. Mr Chowdhury is viewed as a solid pundit of Chief Minister and TMC president Mamata Banerjee.
His arrangement likewise set off theory on whether he would keep on holding the post of the pioneer of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, passing by the gathering’s rule of giving one post to one individual.