New Delhi, May 27 (PTI) Congress President Rahul Gandhi today appointed former Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy as AICC General Secretary, in-charge of Andhra Pradesh with immediate effect, replacing Digvijaya Singh. Also Read - Vaccine, Jobs And Unemployment Allowance: High Political Drama in Bihar as Parties Wage Manifesto War Ahead of Polls

Party spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi has also been appointed as the party’s in-charge of West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, replacing CP Joshi. Gogoi is son of fomer Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi. Also Read - 'Unlike UP...': Rahul Gandhi Hits Out At BJP Over 'Gandhis Don't Care' Comment

The party appreciates the hard work and contribution of Shri Digvijaya Singh, who will be stepping down from his responsibility as AICC General Secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh, statement from party general secretary Ashok Gehlot said. Also Read - Fact Check: Viral 'Asur' Idol is Not Modelled After Chinese Prez Xi Jinping, But Inspired From Mongolians

He also said that the party appreciates the hard work and contribution of Dr C P Joshi, who will be stepping down from his responsibility as AICC General Secretary in-charge of West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The changes will be enforced with immediate effect, the party said.

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