Earlier in April, Digvijaya Singh was replaced as the in-charge of poll-bound Karnataka as well as Goa.

Digvijaya Singh replaced as Congress in-charge of Telangana Khuntia takes overFile photo: PTI
news Politics Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 07:41

The Congress on Tuesday divested party General Secretary Digvijaya Singh of responsibilities as in-charge of the party affairs in Telangana and assigned the job to RC Khuntia.

"Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved a new AICC team to look after the party affairs in Telangana. Digvijaya Singh has been relieved of the responsibilities as the General Secretary in-charge of Telangana," a party release said.

Khuntia will be assisted in his task by Satish Jarkiholi as the party Secretary, the release added. 

Earlier in April, Digvijaya Singh was replaced as the in-charge of poll-bound Karnataka as well as Goa, where the Congress failed to form a government despite emerging as the single-largest party.

This comes after several controversial statements by the Congress leader via Twitter.

Last month, he alleged that friends of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader and Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao are involved in drug racket busted in Hyderabad.

Without naming Rama Rao, the Congress General Secretary, who is in charge of the party affairs in Telangana, tweeted that influential friends of TRS heir apparent were involved.

"Huge drug scam in Telangana. Influential friends of TRS heir apparent involved. Let's see if they would be saved or prosecuted. Let's see," Singh tweeted.

In response, Rao tweeted, “You've completely lost it sir. Time to retire gracefully and do something worth your age. Glad that you've finally learnt to spell 'Telangana'."

In May, Digvijaya Singh had made an allegation that the Telangana Police set up a bogus Islamic State site to trap Muslim youth. 

Terming his allegation "irresponsible", Rama Rao had asked him to withdraw the claim or face legal action.

The Congress leader, however, said he stood by his statement.


IANS inputs

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