Congress appoints Sharmishtha Mukherjee, Anshul Meira Kumar as national spokespersons
Earlier, Mukherjee was the spokesperson of Delhi Congress
Recently, Sonia Gandhi was appointed as interim president of the Congress
The Congress on Monday appointed Sharmishtha Mukherjee and Anshul Meira Kumar as party’s national spokespersons. Sharmishtha is daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee while Anshul is son of ex-Lok sabha speaker Meira Kumar and grandson of former deputy prime minister Jagjivan Ram.
INC COMMUNIQUE— INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) September 9, 2019
Appointment of following persons as National Spokesperson, AICC. pic.twitter.com/fg0UGRFjp1
Sharmistha took to Twitter to express her gratitude to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party's Communication Department in-charge Randeep Surjewala.
Thanks & gratitude to Hon’ble @INCIndia President Smt. Sonia Gandhi ji for appointing me as National Spokesperson of AICC. Would like to thank Shri @rssurjewala ji as well, and extend my heartiest congratulations to Shri Anshul Meira Kumar ji. pic.twitter.com/HEMoRF6vuC— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) September 9, 2019
Earlier, Mukherjee was the spokesperson of Delhi Congress and had quit after Sheila Dixit decided to revamp the state unit.
After the Lok Sabha elections, many Congress spokesperson resigned citing bad performance of the party in the polls. The appointments have come amid the Grand Old Party facing leadership crisis. Recently, Sonia Gandhi was appointed as interim president of the Congress after Rahul Gandhi refused pleas by party men to take back his resignation.