Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, 7 July, approved the proposal of the appointment of working presidents of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect. MLA Jignesh Mevani is one of the seven people appointed to the post.
MLAs Lalit Kagathara, Rutvik Makwana, Ambarish J Der, Himmatsingh Patel, Kadir Pirzada, and Indravijaysinh Gohil were also named working presidents.
The Gujarat Assembly elections are likely to be held towards the end of the year.
The party also made new appointments in the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).
Priyank Kharge, the son of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, has been made the chairperson of the Communications and Social Media unit in the KPCC.
Party leader Mansoor Ali Khan has been named co-chairperson of communications in the state, and MLCs Dinesh Guligowda and Ramesh Babu have been named vice-chairperson, news agency PTI reported.
Member of Legislative Council Nagraj Yadav has been made the chief spokesperson-cum-convener (communications).
Lavanya Ballal, Kavitha Reddy, Nagalakshmi, and Aishwarya Mahadev have been appointed as spokesperson-cum-general secretary, communications, in the KPCC.
"The AICC has approved the appointment of Sasikanth Senthil as chairman of the war-room of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee for the upcoming assembly elections, with immediate effect. Sunil Kanugolu will remain the overall incharge," the party stated.
The changes come ahead of the state assembly elections to be held next year.