The Congress on Monday appointed Govindas Konthoujam as the head of its Manipur unit replacing M Okendro.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has appointed Konthoujam as the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee president with immediate effect, a party statement said.

The party appreciates the contribution of outgoing PCC president Okendro, it said.

In July, Sonia Gandhi had approved new office-bearers of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee which included 15 vice presidents and an equal number of general secretaries. PTI