The Congress on Sunday appointed Tamradhawaj Sahu as a senior observer to oversee the election campaign and coordination for the upcoming local body polls in Gujarat.
Elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat will take place on February 21 and to 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats on February 28, state election commission had said on Saturday.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has appointed Tamradhawj Sahu as senior All India Congress Committee (AIIC) observer to "oversee election campaign and coordination of the upcoming local body election in Gujarat with immediate effect", a party statement said.
मान. कांग्रेस अध्यक्षा श्रीमती सोनिया गांधी जी द्वारा दी गयी इस जिम्मेदारी को मैं आभार पूर्वक स्वीकार करता हूँ। @INCGujarat के साथियों के साथ मिलकर हम यह चुनाव लड़ेंगे और जीतेंगे। pic.twitter.com/8zPQCuter2- Tamradhwaj Sahu (@tamradhwajsahu0) January 24, 2021
He will discharge his duties in consultation and close coordination with AICC In-charge of Gujarat, Rajeev Satav, it said.
Mr Sahu is a senior leader of the Congress and is currently the home minister in the Chhattisgarh government.
Counting of votes for the six municipal corporations will take place on February 23, and for the 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats on March 2.
The six municipal corporations to go to polls are Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.
These polls were to be held in October-November last year but were pushed back due to the coronavirus outbreak.