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Congress may appoint Sheila Dikshit as Punjab in-charge after Kamal Nath resigns

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 June 2016, 14:13 IST

The Congress may appoint ex-Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit as the party's Punjab in-charge.

India Today reported that Dikshit maybe roped in for the post, after Kamal Nath handed over his resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

However, there is no official announcement on this development yet.

Kamal Nath resigned on 15 June following an uproar over his alleged involvement in the 1984 riots. In his resignation letter, Nath said that "certain elements are raking up these issues now only for political gains." He added that he was"blessed to have a long career with the party right from the Youth Congress to being general secretary to being a minister in the Congress governments since 1991 and never has there been any stigma attached to my name."

Sheila Dikshit, who was born in Punjab, last served as the Governor of Kerala in 2014.

First published: 16 June 2016, 14:13 IST
 
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