In order to improve the overseas network of Congress, Former Union minister Anand Sharma will look after party's foreign affairs department. According to media reports, in order to counter the extensive NRI outreach programme of BJP under the platform of Overseas Friends of BJP, Rahul Gandhi entrusted Anand Sharma with the responsibility of foreign affairs department. Earlier senior Congress leader and former Rajya Sabha MP Karan Singh was heading the department.
Former Lok Sabha Chairman Meira Kumar has been nominated as Permanent Invitee to the Congress Working Committee. In order to regain the lost turf of North- East, senior Congress leader Luzinho Falerio will oversee the political affairs of North- Eastern states. He will replace CP Joshi.