Former lawmaker Eknath Gaikwad was appointed as the working president of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee today, according to a party statement.
"Congress president has approved the proposal for appointing Eknath Gaikwad as the working president of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee," the statement from AICC general secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal said.
Mr Gaikwad had unsuccessfully contested the recent Lok Sabha election. He earlier represented the Mumbai South Central constituency. He was a three-time legislator from Dharavi slum area and a minister in the Maharashtra government.
The appointment comes almost three weeks after Milind Deora resigned as Mumbai Congress chief.