New Delhi, Nov 27,2014 (Agency)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday appointed P.C. Chacko as the party in-charge of Delhi. He will be filling in for party general secretary Shakeel Ahmad.
The decision to replace Ahmad was made after he requested the party president to temporarily discharge him of his duties for three months.
Ahmad would be away on a personal visit to Canada to attend to his ailing wife next month, sources told IANS.
In view of the impending Delhi assembly elections, the dates of which are expected to be announced soon, the move to find a replacement was time-sensitive.
The Congress that was reduced to a mere eight members in the Delhi assembly after three terms in power is desperate to resuscitate from its drubbing in December 2013.