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After big bang cabinet rejig Cong set for AICC shake- up.

AFTER the rejig of the council of ministers on Sunday, a reshuffle of the AICC appears imminent. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are giving final shape to the organisational revamp and the announcement of the new team is likely by the weekend.

Sources said partymen are expecting Rahul's elevation as working president or secretary general, appointment of new general secretaries, secretaries, PCC chiefs, heads of various AICC departments and a new chief for the youth wing.

AICC general secretary incharge of Uttar Pradesh and Assam Digvijay Singh may be taken out of UP and given a new state. Abmika Soni who was dropped as I& B minister on Sunday is expected to be appointed general secretary incharge of one or two southern states, sources said.

Ghulam Nabi Azad may be relieved of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and assigned some lighter states. Former Madhya Pradesh PCC chief Suresh Pachauri is likely to be brought back as general secretary. AICC secretary Meenakshi Natarajan, who declined a ministerial berth, may be elevated as general secretary.

As part of the grooming exercise for the GenNext before Rahul assumes centrestage in 2014, a few new young faces will be inducted. The names of Jyoti Mirda, Mausam Noor, Manick Tagore, Krishna Byre Gowda, Deepender Hooda, Pradip Manhji, Pratap Singh Bajwa are doing the rounds for possible

elevation as AICC secretaries.

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Date:Oct 30, 2012
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