Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot as the new general secretary in-charge of BJP-ruled Gujarat. The state goes to polls in November-December, later this year. Gehlot replaces Gurudas Kamat, who had requested the party high command to relieve him of the charge since he was not able to give sufficient time to the poll-bound state. Kamat continues to be the general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan. As head of the party’s screening committee for the recent Punjab polls, Gehlot was credited with the “selection of right and winnable Congress candidates” in the state.
Congress has revamped the entire team in Gujarat by replacing the general secretary in-charge and appointing four new secretaries. "Congress President Sonia Gandhi has assigned the task of looking after Gujarat affairs to a new AICC team that includes general secretary in-charge Ashok Gehlot and four new AICC secretaries," AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said. Among the new four AICC secretaries appointed for Gujarat affairs include former Youth Congress chief Rajeev Satav, Harshvardhan Sapkal, Varsha Gaikwad and Jeetu Patwari. The Congress is working overtime to put its act together and put up a stiff fight to the BJP in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sachin Pilot, President of Rajasthan Congress wishes Mr Gehlot in tweet "My best wishes to @ashokgehlot51 ji for his new assignment in Gujrat. We shall all work together to defeat the BJP in the upcoming polls"