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‘Giant panels are useless’: Karti criticizes Cong’s TN renovation | India News


NEW DELHI: Congressional deputy Karti Chidambaram made a foray into his own party on Saturday after he announced organizational changes in his Tamil Nadu unit ahead of this year’s assembly elections.
In a major revamp, the party appointed 32 vice presidents, 57 general secretaries and 104 secretaries in the giant state unit.
Karti, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, said on Twitter: “These giant committees are useless. 32 VP, 57 GS, 104 Secretaries. None will have authority, which means there is no responsibility.”
The Sivaganga congressional deputy tagged the Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi mangoes in his tweet.
Both Karti and his father P Chidambaram are included in some panels.

The president of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, had approved the proposal for the appointment of vice presidents, general secretaries, treasurer, secretaries, executive committee and chairmen of the district committees of Congress, the election committee of pradesh, the electoral coordination committee, the committee of election campaign / propaganda, publicity committee, manifesto committee, media coordination committee and electoral management team of the Tamil Nadu Congressional Committee (TNCC), the party said.
The 56-member executive committee established by the party is headed by TNCC Chairman KS Alagiri and includes former Union ministers Chidambaram and Aiyar, and MPs A Chellakumar, B Manickam Tagore, Karti Chidambaram, S Jothimani, K Jayakumar, among others. .
The election committee of pradesh is also headed by Alagiri with Congress Legislative Party leader KR Ramasamy, Chidambaram and Aiyar being part of the 34-member panel.
The 19-member electoral coordination panel is headed by former MP EVKS Elangovan, according to the party’s statement.
The manifesto committee will be headed by former MP S Peter Alphonse and includes the likes of Aiyar, Karti Chidambaram, Tagore and Jothimani.
MP Su. Thirunnavukkarasar has been appointed chairman of the electoral campaign / propaganda committee, while KV Thangkabalu has been appointed chairman of the publicity committee.
CLP leader Ramasamy will lead the electoral management team, the party said.
The appointments come months before the assembly elections, which will likely take place between April and May.
Congress is likely to contest the ballot box as part of the DMK-led Opposition alliance to take on the ruling AIADMK coalition.
(With PTI inputs)

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