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Pitroda to lead Cong campaign monitoring panel

Pitroda to lead Cong campaign monitoring panel

New Delhi: Unfazed over the recent controversy, the Congress has selected Sam Pitroda to lead its campaign monitoring committee. Other members of this committee include Congress leaders Pawan Khera, Rohan Gupta, Praveen Chakravarthi, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Divya Spandana and Manish Chatrath.

The team will be monitoring the publicity and campaigns by the Congress party during the Lok Sabha elections and inputs to the leaders. According to sources, the Congress has also finalised an advertisement agency for the elections.

This comes just days after Sam Pitroda, a close aide of Rahul Gandhi and chairman of Overseas Indian National Congress, had courted controversy after questioning the number of deaths in the air strike carried out by the Indian Air Force on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camp in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26. The air strikes were carried out in retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack of February 14.

He had also reportedly said post the Mumbai terror attacks, India could have responded with air strikes, but "according to me that's not how you deal with the world."

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