Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will head the campaign and election management committee in Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, a party statement said on Friday. Congress president Rahul Gandhi constituted a nine-member campaign and election management committee in the state for the polls. Senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz, Ghulam Ahmed Mir and Tariq Hamid Karra are part of the panel.
Earlier, the party appointed named Azad as All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge for Haryana. With three months left for the Lok Sabha election and assembly polls due to be held later this year in Haryana, party veteran Azad would have a tough task ahead to unite the faction-ridden Haryana Congress.
The Congress had earlier appointed senior leader KC Venugopal as an observer for Jind bypoll. After Azad’s appointment as party’s state in-charge, the change in state leadership is also expected in the coming days in view of upcoming Lok Sabha polls.