BJP picks team to lead party in LS polls in 17 States

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BJP picks team to lead party in LS polls in 17 States

Thursday, 27 December 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday appointed party’s incharges of 17 States to steer the party’s campaign in the Lok Sabha polls. The list includes Union Minister Prakash Javadekar for Rajasthan, Thawarchand Gehlot, another Minister, for Uttarakhand; and Rajya Sabha member Om Prakash Mathur for Gujarat.

BJP general secretaries Bhupender Yadav and Anil Jain have been assigned Bihar and Chhattisgarh respectively, according to a statement.

BJP general secretaries Bhupender Yadav and Anil Jain have been assigned Bihar and Chhattisgarh, respectively, for the 2019 polls, according to the statement.

Besides incharges, the party has also named co-incharges for several States, a BJP statement said. Govardhan Jhadapia, a Gujarat leader; Dushyant Gautam, a party vice president; and Narottam Mishra, who is from Madhya Pradesh; have been given the responsibility for Uttar Pradesh, a politically crucial state, where the BJP is likely to face a tough challenge from a prospective alliance of the SP and the BSP.

Rajya Sabha member V Muraleedharan and party secretary Deodhar Rao will be incharge of Andhra Pradesh.

Mahendra Singh and OP Mathur will be incharge of Assam and Gujarat respectively, the statement said.

Former Bihar BJP president Mangal Pandey has been made incharge of Jharkhand.

The BJP has also appointed incharges and coincharges for several other States, including Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Punjab, Telangana and Sikkim among others. Manipur and Nagaland are to be handled by the party’s spokesperson Nalin Kohli and Odisha by general secretary Arun Singh.

Party sources said in-charges for more states such as West Bengal, J&K, Kerala and Tamil Nadu will be announced in the coming days.

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