Congress on Saturday appointed party MP Sushmita Dev as the chief of Mahila Congress.
She replaces Shobha Oza, who has been in the post since August 2013.
Both Ms Dev and Ms Oza are the Congress spokespersons currently.
“Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of Sushmita Dev, MP, as the president of All India Mahila Congress with immediate effect in place of Shobha Oza. The party appreciates the work and contribution of the outgoing president,” a statement from AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said.
Dev, the daughter of former Union minister Santosh Mohan Dev, who died recently.
Dev is a lawyer by profession and is and considered close to Rahul Gandhi
The change is the part of party’s efforts to rejuvenate its women’s wing.