After a nearly three-months, Congress on Saturday appointed Rohan Gupta as its new chief of social media. He replaces the Divya Spandana, response to her resignation after the Lok Sabha campaign earlier this year.
The move comes as the announcement comes as the assembly election campaign in Haryana and Maharashtra. Senior leaders of the party said the appointment to the post was delayed as the party leadership was focusing on the state election campaign.
The appointment was made by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday, party general secretary KC Venugopal said in a press release.
Gupta, an Ahmedabad-based activist, was instrumental in the party’s social media campaign for the previous assembly elections in Gujarat. He is a prominent media face and serves as the National Media Coordinator of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).
With this appointment, Congress is looking to increase its social media presence in the upcoming state election campaign.
While Maharashtra and Haryana are going to the polls on October 21, Jharkhand and Delhi will witness elections in the next six months.
Congress is preparing for elections
This development came just weeks before the assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. The state assembly polls for both Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21 and the counting of votes will take place on October 21.
In Maharashtra, the Congress is contesting with the NCP, led by Sharad Pawar, who announced the seat. The sharing arrangement stated that the two parties would each compete for 125 seats.
In Haryana, the Congress recently appointed former Union Minister Kumari Selja as state unit party president to replace Ashok Tanwar.