In a move that indicates larger role for Rahul Gandhi in the party, he was made the head of the Congress Coordination Committee for 2014 Lok Sabha polls on Thursday
Senior leaders Ahmed Patel, Janardan Dwivedi, Digvijaya Singh, Madhusudan Mistry and Jairam Ramesh are the members of the Election Coordination Committee headed by Gandhi.
Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi also announced the setting up of three sub-groups, including one on the key issue of pre-poll alliances, which will be headed by senior leader AK Antony.
The Defence Minister is also chairing the Sub-Group on manifesto and government programmes while Digvijaya Singh heads the Communication and Publicity Sub-Group.
"As announced by Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the Samvad Baithak at Surajkund, she has constituted an Election Coordination Committee and three Sub-Groups keeping in view the Lok Sabha elections to be held in 2014", Dwivedi, who is also the chairperson of the party's media department, said.
The move to make 42-year-old Rahul Gandhi head of the Election Coordination Committee is indicative of his growing profile in the party ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha poll and is being seen as a precursor to his projection as the party's face in the coming electoral battle.