Veteran actor and politician Raj Babbar is set to take charge as chief of Uttar Pradesh Congress Raj Babbar in Lucknow. Babbar was appointed UP Congress chief on July 12 ahead of state assembly polls in 2017.
Babbar will take over along with the other appointees, including party's chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit, in the presence of senior Congress leaders in the state capital, party sources said.
This was decided after a meeting of the newly appointed leaders of state unit of Congress with the party's general secretary in charge of UP affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad here today.
However, they said whether Azad would attend the event is not confirmed yet as he may have to attend the all-party meetings convened by the government and Lok Sabha Speaker in Delhi on Sunday, ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.