Senior Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal has been given the additional responsibility of party treasurer. The post was vacant due to the recent demise of Ahmed Patel. According to a statement issued by party organization general secretary KC Venugopal, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has given additional responsibility of treasurer to Bansal with immediate effect. Former railway minister Bansal is currently in charge of the party’s administrative affairs. Patel, the treasurer of the Congress and the chief strategist of the party, died on 25 November in a hospital in Gurugram. He was infected with the Corona virus a few weeks ago. Patel was 71 years old.