Ajoy Kumar

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed party leader Dr Ajoy Kumar as the in-charge of three Northeast states including Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura.

Confirming the news, All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary KC Venugopal in a press release issued on Wednesday said “Congress president has appointed Dr Ajoy Kumar as AICC in-charge of Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura with immediate effect.”

A former IAS officer, Kumar was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha as an MP from the Jamshedpur constituency in Jharkhand.

He quit the Congress party to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the Jharkhand Assembly elections in 2019.

However, he rejoined the Congress in September 2020.

Dr Kumar also served as the president of the Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) party.

Earlier, Kuljit Singh Nagra was serving as the AICC in-charge for Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura.

Nagra was recently relieved of his duties after being appointed as the working president of Punjab Congress to assist Navjot Singh Sidhu, the president of Punjab Congress, in the run-up to the next Punjab Assembly elections.

The Sikkim Congress has congratulated Dr Kumar.

“Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Ajoy Kumar ji (@drajoykumar) being appointed as the AICC In-charge of Sikkim, Nagaland & Tripura. Welcome to Sikkim,” Sikkim Congress tweeted.

“Hon’ble Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi ji has appointed@drajoykumarji, IPS- Youngest recipient of Police Gallantry Medal, as AICC In-Charge of Tripura Sikkim and Nagaland with immediate effect. Congratulations Dr. Ajoy Kumar ji Welcome to Tripura,” Tripura Congress tweeted.

Welcoming Dr Kumar to the state, Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) tweeted: “We welcome the appointment of @drajoykumar as AICC Incharge of Nagaland. All ranks of @INCNagaland led by President
@kewekhapetherie extends our best wishes and look forward to work with him.”

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