Congress on Saturday promoted AICC Secretary Deepak Babaria and appointed him party in charge of Madhya Pradesh in place of Mohan Prakash.
Babaria, who hails from Gujarat and was Secretary in charge of Kerala, will be assisted by party secretaries Zubair Khan and Sanjay Kapoor.
“Congress President Sonia Gandhi has constituted a new team to hold charge of looking after party affairs in Madhya Pradesh,” a party release said, adding Prakash and Rakesh Kalia have been relieved of their responsibility as General Secretary and Secretary incharge of Madhya Pradesh respectively.
“Congratulated newly appointed AICC General Secy Deepak Babaria, I am sure under his leadership & guidance @INCMP will root out BJP in MP!,” tweeted Gujarat unit chief Bharat Solanki.
The Congress faces a tough electoral battle in Madhya Pradesh where polls are due late next year, having lost the last three assembly polls.