Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as the brand new president of the West Bengal Congress, the occasion mentioned.
Mr Chowdhury can also be the chief of Congress within the Lok Sabha. His appointment was necessitated after the demise of former West Bengal Congress Committee chief Somen Mitra.
“The Congress president has appointed Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury because the president of West Bengal Congress Committee with instant impact,” an official communication mentioned late on Wednesday night time.
“At this juncture, the occasion additionally remembers the companies of Late Shri Somen Mitra, a veteran Congressman whose premature demise has left a void amongst all Congress staff. He’ll at all times be remembered for his dedication to the trigger,” the AICC common secretary KC Venugopal mentioned within the assertion.
The appointment comes forward of subsequent yr’s meeting elections in West Bengal. Mr Chowdhury is taken into account a powerful critic of Chief Minister and TMC president Mamata Banerjee.
His appointment additionally triggered hypothesis on whether or not he would proceed to carry the publish of the chief of the Congress within the Lok Sabha, going by the occasion’s precept of giving one publish to 1 individual.