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Major shake up in Mahila Congress; 5 new state presidents appointed

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 - 10:10pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad / New Delhi | Agency: PTI
In a major shake up in the party's women wing, Congress today appointed five new state presidents besides nominating five general secretaries and nine secretaries.
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 In a major shake up in the party's women wing, Congress today appointed five new state presidents besides nominating five general secretaries and nine secretaries.

The party also set up a five-member NGO Coordination Committee for Mahila Congress.

Mandvi Chauhan has been made Pradesh Mahila Congress chief for Madhya Pradesh replacing Archana Jaiswal, while Amita Bhushan in Bihar replaced Vinita Vijay for the post.

Sumitra Chouhan was made the Pradesh Mahila Congress chief for Haryana, while Anita G Rawate replaced Ambika Markam in Chhattisgarh.

Clotildes Da Sukva E Braganca has been given the post for Goa which was earlier held by Monica Dias.

The five new general secretaries appointed in All India Mahila Congress are five-time MLA Chandrikaben Chudasama from Gujarat, Vilaspur Mayor Vani Rao from Chhattisgarh, Jarjum Ete from Arunachal Pradesh, former NSUI chief Minakshi Chandrawat from Rajasthan and the just replaced Goa Mahila Congress chief Dias.

Among the eight secretaries appointed are former Youth Congress general secretary Perpreet Brar from Punjab, Charulata Tokas from Maharashtra, Shahnawaj Yasmin Haque from Assam, Pratima Singh from Uttar Pradesh, Narella Sharada from Andhra Pradesh, Antoninette D'Souza from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Jyothimani from Tamil Nadu and Neetu Verma Soin from Delhi.

The five-member NGO Co-ordination Committee consists of Indira Iyenger (Madhya Pradesh), Jira Hari Singh (Karnataka), Sonal Mehta (Gujarat), Anita Karnavar (Kerala) and Bimla Saroha (Haryana).

The party also appointed seven zonal Presidents for Mahila Congress. They are Shabana Khandelwal, Anita Lodhi Rajput, Jamuna Jha, Nootan Bajpai, Talat Aziz, Sudha Singh and Arti Dixit.
"Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved proposal for appointing office bearers of All India Mahila Congress, five Pradesh Mahila Congress Presidents and seven Zonal Presidents for Uttar Pradesh Mahila Congress as cleared by the in-charge of frontal organisations and party vice president Rahul Gandhi," AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said in a press release. 


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