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Elangovan new Tamil Nadu Congress chief

Elangovan new Tamil Nadu Congress chief

New Delhi: E.V.K.S. Elangovan was on Saturday appointed the new Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president with the party accepting the resignation of B.S. Gnanadesikan, who was upset over his “neglect” by the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has appointed Mr. Elangovan to the post, Congress general secretary and in-charge of Tamil Nadu Mukul Wasnik announced.

Mr. Gnanadesikan had quit as TNCC president on October 30 as he was upset at his “neglect” by AICC.

“The State president does not have respect and powers,” he had said, citing several instances belittling his role in the affairs of the party to buttress his point.

Former Union Minister G.K. Vasan had on Friday come out in Mr. Gnanadesikan’s support, amid indications that his camp was cut up with the high command over the continued “sidelining” of his followers.

Mr. Vasan had said that Mr. Gnandesikan only reflected “the mood of the party workers” by quitting from his post.

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