Jairam Ramesh is Congress coordinator for Lok Sabha polls

February 28th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Sonia GandhiNew Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday appointed former union minister Jairam Ramesh as the party’s co-ordinator for the coming Lok Sabha elections.
“The Congress president has approved the appointment of Jairam Ramesh as co-ordinator for Lok Sabha elections-related affairs,” a statement released by Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said.

Jairam Ramesh resigned Wednesday as the minister of state for commerce, industry and power with a view to concentrate on general elections due in April-May.

He is among the key election strategists of the Congress and was a member of the party’s thinktank in the 2004 elections.

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