Pawan Bansal Cong’s interim treasurer

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 28

Pawan Kumar Bansal, former railway minister and ex-MP from Chandigarh, has been appointed Congress treasurer after the demise of Ahmed Patel.

Party chief Sonia Gandhi approved the appointment today, saying the arrangement was interim and Bansal would need to take charge immediately to discharge the duties of the treasurer.

Bansal, 72, was recently made in-charge of the AICC administration, replacing former general secretary Motilal Vora.

A confidante of Sonia Gandhi, Bansal has kept a low profile ever since he was sacked in 2013 as railway minister in the then UPA cabinet over accusations of his nephew fixing railway posts in exchange for bribes.

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