The Congress on Monday appointed Rameshwar Oraon as the new president of the Jharkhand unit. "Congress president has appointed Dr Rameshwar Oraon as president of Jharkhand PCC," a communication from AICC general secretary KC Venugopal said.
The appointment of a new president comes after Ajoy Kumar resigned from the post taking moral responsibility of the Congress's defeat in Jharkhand in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Kumar has also accused the local Congress leadership of corruption and keeping their personal interests foremost above the party.
Aside, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi has appointed Kamlesh Mahto, Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Thakur, Manas Sinha and Sanjay Paswan as working presidents of the Jharkhand unit. The UPA chairperson has also constituted a Screening Committee comprising in the state. The committee led by TS Singh Deo also include Kodikunnil Suresh, Saleem Ahmed, RPN Singh, Rameshwar Oraon and Alamgir Alam.
Congress President has constituted Screening Committee ahead of Jharkhand Assembly Elections. pic.twitter.com/NjLRczyufd— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2019
These new appointments have come ahead of the assembly election in Jharkhand, which is scheduled to take place later this year.