Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh was given a new responsibility as Bharatiya Janata Party's National Vice President on Thursday.
He is currently in New Delhi to participate in the party's two-day national council meeting scheduled to begin from January 11 in the national Capital.
The meeting is part of the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Talking to The Pioneer, Singh said, “The party has given me a new responsibility keeping in view the Lok Sabha election in the organisation at national level. Will carry out the work with dedication.”
He gave a laugh when reminded that he was earlier reluctant to join national politics.
“I am in national capital to participate in the BJP's two-day national council meet,” he added.
BJP national president Amit Shah had also inducted former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje Scindia and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as vice presidents.