An official statement informed that Congress President Rahul Gandhi had reconstituted the North East Coordination Congress Committee (NECCC), on Tuesday, with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as its Patron and former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma as its Chairman.
A statement from AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said that the NECCC will coordinate the activities of Pradesh Congress Committees (PCCs) in North East to strengthen Congress party in the region.
All Congress Chief Ministers and former CMs of North Eastern states will be advisers to the panel, while all PCC Presidents, CLP Leaders and Congress MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha including former MPs from all North Eastern states will be its members.
The statement read that the AICC General Secretary and In-charge of north eastern states along with attached AICC secretaries will be special invitees to the North East Coordination Congress Committee.
The move has come as a measure to cope with them losing hold over north eastern states to the BJP or its allies.