The Congress high command today appointed Sukhdeo Bhagat as its president of the Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee(JPCC).

His appointment was made a day before the Congress GS Rahul Gandhi is slated to visit Jharkhand on May 19.

Bhagat,a tribal MLA,replaces Pradip Kumar Balmuchu,MP.Bhagat held the same post for a brief term in the past.

The party has not held organizational polls in Jharkhand for long.With Bhagat at the helm,the party,a new team of office bearers was expected to be announced soon.

Congress party General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi announced Bhagat’s appointment in New Delhi today.

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