On Friday, Congress appointed Rajasthan's revenue minister Harish Chaudhary as head of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in Punjab and Chandigarh. With immediate effect, the minister would replace former Uttarakhand minister Harish Rawat. 


“Shri Harish Rawat is being relieved from his current responsibility as AICC (All India Congress Committee) In-Charge of Punjab and Chandigarh. He shall continue as a member of CWC (Congress Working Committee),” the party said in the statement. 



Mr Chaudhary has served as the national secretary of the AICC and is currently a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from the Baytu constituency. 


Many politicians have congratulated Harish Chaudhary on becoming Congress In-Charge in Punjab. 


Srinivas BV, INC National Congress, tweeted, “Many congratulations to Shri Harish Chaudhary ji on being appointed as AICC In-Charge of Punjab and Chandigarh. I wish you all the very best for your future endeavours. @Barmer_Harish”.



National Coordinator, Gaurav Pandhi wrote, “Congratulations to Shri Harish Chaudhary ji for his appointment as the AICC Incharge of Punjab & Chandigarh. Looking forward to working in Punjab under your leadership.” 



Ritu Choudhary, INC Member, congratulated and wrote, “Many congratulations to Shri Harish Chaudhary ji @Barmer_Harish on being appointed as AICC In-Charge of Punjab and Chandigarh. I wish you all the very best for your future endeavours.”



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