BJP deploys Union ministers to oversee polls in two states

BJP deploys Union ministers to oversee polls in two states

 The BJP has deployed three union ministers to oversee the upcoming elections in Uttarakhand and Manipur.

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday appointed Union ministers JP Nadda and Dharmendra Pradhan as the party election in-charges of Uttarakhand, which the party is keen to win after the botched attempt to topple the Harish Rawat government.
The fact that the party has deputed two Union ministers for a comparatively small state shows the importance Amit Shah is attaching to the Uttarakhand election due early next year, said  BJP sources.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has been made election incharge of Manipur. After winning Assam, the BJP has set its sight on Manipur, encouraged by the fact that they had done well in the Imphal civic election. The BJP won 10 of the 27 seats, which was a far better performance than it had put up in the 2011 elections where it had won just one ward.

The party has also tasked senior minister Nitin Gadkari to supervise Goa Assembly polls to be held next year.

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