The Congress on Friday appointed N. Loken Singh as the president of the Manipur state unit of the party.

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has appointed Singh as the party chief of Manipur.

The party has also appointed three Working Presidents for the poll-bound northeastern state.

Loken Singh is currently the interim state chief.

In a statement, party general secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal said that the three working presidents are Keisham Meghachandra Singh, Irengbam Hemochandra Singh, and D. Korungthang.

Loken Singh, Meghachandra Singh, and Korungthang are all sitting MLAs.

Gandhi also named a 33-member state executive committee, the statement said.

Assembly elections in Manipur and four other states are expected to be held in February-March next year.

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