Congress general secretary Ambika Soni in charge of party affairs in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir on Friday dismissed all the report saying that she has resigned from the party.
Soni cleared that a year earlier she had just asked the party high command to reduce her duties due to her health issues but there was no question of resigning. She had requested to lighten her duties because Himachal Pradesh faces Assembly polls later in the year and it was difficult traveling in three hill states. She further added that though she will continue to abide by her duties till the time new appointments are not made.
Party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Ambika Soni is one of the most seasoned, experienced and capable leaders of the party. The party has and will always continue to utilise her experience and acumen,” he said.
The Congress high command is in the process of restructuring the party by bringing in some new faces. The party has already made some new appointments in poll-bound states, including Gujarat, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh. It is in the process of appointing a new PCC chief for Madhya Pradesh and some restructuring is expected in its Himachal Pradesh unit also which will be going for polls along with Gujarat in November this year.