Congress, along with RJD, is part of a coalition government in the tribal state headed by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.

Former Minister Subodhkant Sahay, PCC chief Sukhdeo Bhagat, CLP leader Rajendra Prasad Singh, ex-PCC chiefs Sarfaraz Ahmed and Pradip Kumar Balmuchu, Furkan Ansari, Gitashree Oraon, Alamgir Alam and Manoj Yadav are among those who have been named to the 18-member state election committee.

The chiefs of all the wings of the party in the state have been made special invitees to the panel.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi also approved a five- member manifesto committee for the state.

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