The Congress has appointed former union minister Ajay Maken as chief of the party in Delhi Congress president Sonia Gandhi also made five appointments to the party’s various state units. Also Read - Maharashtra: 35 Percent Schools Reopen After 8 Months, Only 5 Percent Students Attend

Former state minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir has been appointed party chief in Jammu and Kashmir and former union minister Bharatsinh Solanki has been made head of the party in Gujarat. Uttam Reddy, a former minister in united Andhra Pradesh, will head the party in Telangana. Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, a legislator, has been appointed working president of the state unit. Also Read - Puducherry Proposes 10% Quota For Government School Students in Medical Courses

Former Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam has been made chief of the Mumbai regional Congress committee. Also Read - West Bengal MBBS Seats Increased to 4,000: CM Mamata Banerjee

The states which are governed by Congress includes Assam, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Karnataka and Arunachal Pradesh.

Recently Rahul Gandhi leave during Budget session 2015 was slammed by BJP. According to Congress officials, Rahul Gandhi has taken leave to reflect on a series of electoral defeats for his party and chart its future course. In the recent Delhi assembly polls, Congress party was unable to win a single seat and was the fifth defeat in a row since the 2014 general election.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy criticized Rahul Gandhi’s decision and termed it as holidaying during the budget session and said that Congress party lacks seriousness and commitment. Congress general secretary Ajay Maken urged all to refrain from “reading too much” into the absence that had no bearing on ensuring an effective agitation over the land ordinance.

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