Suresh Patial a retired revenue officer and son of congress leader Maj. Bidhi Chand was appointed new president of Hamirpur Block Congress Committee today. He replaced sunil kumar a staunch supporter of former HPCC president Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. Kuldeep Rathor HPCC president confirmed the appointment of Suresh Patial as he personally handed over the appointment letter to Suresh Patial at Rajeev Bhavan HPCC office here.
Notably, the changes in five blocks congress committees and in the district unit of congress were expected following debacle of the party in the district in recently held loksabha elections. Significantly, all the executive bodies including block and district were formed by former HPCC president Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu with his loyalists. This was apprehended that Kuldeep Rathor would change the non effective office bearers in the state including of the district too. The change of BCC chief had sent a shock wave among the Sukhu loyalist in Hamirpur district as many of them were fearing their ouster following poor performance.
Suresh Patial said that he would try his best to stand to the expectation of congress leaders and work for strengthening the congress in the block in specific and all around in general.
Meanwhile, many congress leaders had hailed the appointment of Suresh Patial as BCC chief. Former MLA Anita Verma, Kuldeep Pathania, HPCC spokesperson Prem Kaushal , senior congress leaders Anil verma, Deepak Sharma, Hoshiar Singh and Surjeet Rana hailed the appointment of Suresh Patial.