Congress President Rahul Gandhi made certain changes in the West Bengal Congress leadership after he appointed Somendra Nath Mitra as the new party president of the state, replacing Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Chowdhury will now function as the chairman of the Campaign Committee.
Among other appointments, Pradip Bhattacharya was named the Chairman of the Coordination Committee while Subhankar Sarkar was appointed as convenor. Sankar Malakar, Nepal Mahato, Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury and Deepa Dasmunsi were appointed as Working Presidents. Abhijeet Mukherjee was appointed as Chairperson and Santosh Pathak was appointed as convenor of the Manifesto Committee. Amitabha Chakraborty will now handle Outreach and Communication.
Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is stuck in the middle of a controversy after he made a 'chor' comment on PM Modi. Earlier on Thursday, while addressing a rally in the poll-bound Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi said:
"Galli galli mai shor hai, desh ka chowkidar 'chor' hai. (There is news making rounds in the streets that the watchman of this country is a thief)".
Immediately after his statement, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje demanded an apology from Congress President Rahul Gandhi. While slamming Rahul Gandhi, Vasundhara Raje stated that he lacks "manners and thoughts". She also added that "his words are a reflection of his shallow mindset".
"The kind of words Rahul Gandhi used while addressing a rally in Sanghwada reflects the mindset of his party and party workers. They can go to any extent", she wrote on Twitter.