Congress party is likely to name Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as an in-charge of South Unit once the  Congress Working Committee finalises the appointment, reports said.

Quoting the party sources, reports said Priyanka Gandhi will be party in-charge for both Telugu States and for Tamli Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. She will be a fulltime incharge for Telangana and Karnataka States which are heading to Assembly elections next year.

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Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi accompanied by party leader Priyanka Gandhi VadraIANS

Meanwhile, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19 and is in isolation as per protocol.

"Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi has tested positive for Covid-19 today. She will remain in isolation as per Govt. protocol," informed party's general secretary in-charge of communications Jairam Ramesh in a tweet.

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Earlier, she had tested positive for the virus in June. On Wednesday, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also announced that she had tested positive for Covid infection, for the second time in three months.

Meanwhile, India on Saturday reported 15,815 new Covid infections and 68 deaths in the past 24 hrs, as per Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's data on Saturday.