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Key “letter writer” Anand Sharma excluded from Himachal congressional panels | India News


NEW DELHI: Congress removed senior leader and “letter writer” Anand Sharma on Wednesday from newly formed committees to ensure better coordination in his Himachal Pradesh unit.
The action comes two days after Congress President Sonia Gandhi held a key meeting and broke the ice by starting a dialogue with some of the prominent “letter writers” who had previously written to her demanding party reform. and effective leadership.
Sharma is the sole deputy of the Himachal Pradesh Congress and the deputy leader of the party in Rajya Sabha. He has also been a former Union minister, having held various portfolios, including the Ministry of Commerce.
The party announced the formation of the Political Affairs Committee (Electoral Strategy Committee) for Himachal Pradesh. It includes all the prominent leaders of the state, except Sharma.
The 14-member panel includes the head of the state unit Kuldeep Rathore, the party leader of the congressional legislature Mukesh Agnihotri, former Prime Minister Virbhadra Singh, former MP Viplove Thakur, Dhaniram Shandil, Sukhvinder Sukhu, Asha Kumari, Sudhir Sharma, GS Bali, Harshwardhan Chauhan, Ramlal Thakur and others.
The panel will be chaired by the head of state of Congress, Rajiv Shukla.
Sharma’s name is also missing from the state coordinating committee, which also includes Rathore and Agnihotri, as well as Virbhadra Singh, Kaul Singh Thakur, and some prominent leaders such as Harsh Mahajan, Rajesh Dharmani, Chander Kumar, Suresh Chandel, and Kuldeep Kumar.
The congressional president also approved the six-member disciplinary committee for the state unit to be chaired by Viplove Thakur, said All India Congressional Committee secretary general KC Venugopal.

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