Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday restructured the party’s Manipur unit and appointed Kesham Megchandra Singh as its new president. He has replaced four executive chairmen in the reconstituted committee. Kesham Megchandra Singh replaces Loken Singh, who was appointed to the Manipur Congress executive committee. Manipur is the first state where the Congress unit has been restructured after the party’s defeat in the recent assembly elections in five states. The party has failed to win in any state and lost to Punjab to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Shortly after the defeat, the Congress demanded the resignation of PCC chiefs in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa – and appointed observers to look into the reasons for the party’s defeat in those states. “The Congress president has appointed the president, acting president, treasurer, vice-president and approved the proposal to form an executive committee of the Manipur Provincial Congress Committee,” the party said in a statement.
The four new acting presidents are T Manga Vaipei, Mohammad Fazur Rahim, Victor Kishing and KH Debabrata Singh. They have replaced Erengban Hemochandra Singh, T Mangibabu, DD Thaisi and KH Ratankumar Singh, who have been placed on the executive committee of the Manipur Congress. Lokeshwar Singh has been appointed treasurer of the Manipur Congress, Vidyapati Senjam, Alfred K Arthur, El Tilotama, Hareshwar Goswami and Lamtinthang Hawkip have been appointed vice-presidents.
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