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Digvijay Singh removed as Telangana Congress incharge

This comes close on the heels of Singh’s contentious statements against the Telangana Police, accusing them of encouraging Muslim youth to join Islamic state fighters.

, ET Bureau|
Aug 01, 2017, 04.10 PM IST
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Congress party has on Tuesday removed its senior leader Digvijay Singh as in-charge of Telangana Congress
Congress party has on Tuesday removed its senior leader Digvijay Singh as in-charge of Telangana Congress
HYDERABAD: In a surprise move, Congress party has on Tuesday removed its senior leader Digvijay Singh from the post of in-charge of Telangana Congress and appointed a new team in the state, announced the AICC secretary Janardhan Dwivedi.

This comes close on the heels of Singh’s contentious statements against the Telangana Police, accusing them of encouraging Muslim youth to join Islamic state fighters, and his spats with Telangana’s IT minister K. T. Rama Rao on social networking sites. Earlier on April 29 this year, he was also removed from the responsibilities of in-charge for poll-bound Karnataka and Goa after the party’s dribble in the later.

In Goa, Congress under the leadership of Singh had failed to form a government despite winning 17 out of the 40 seats as against the 13 wins of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which retained power forging alliances.

Janardhan Dwivedi, secretary, All India Congress Committee (AICC), issued a statement stating that “Digvijay Singh has been relieved of the responsibilities as the General Secretary AICC in-charge, Telangana. The Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved a new AICC team to look after the party affairs in Telangana”.

While RC Khuntia has been appointed as the in-charge for Telangana, Satish Jakroli has been made the Secretary.

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