BJP names team to steer LS poll campaign

BJP names team to steer LS poll campaign

Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday appointed in-charges for steering the party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha polls in 17 states.

The party has also named co-in charge for several states, a BJP statement said.

Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Thawarchand Gehlot have been drafted for Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, respectively.

Gordhan Zadapia from Gujarat, Dushyant Gautam, a party vice president, and Narottam Mishra 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 Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.

BJP general secretaries Bhupender Yadav and Anil Jain were assigned Bihar and Chhattisgarh, respectively.

Rajya Sabha member V Muraleedharan and party secretary Deodhar Rao will steer the campaign in Andhra Pradesh. 

Mahendra Singh and O P Mathur will be in-charge of Assam and Gujarat.

The BJP has also appointed in charges and co-in charges for states, including Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Punjab, Telangana and Sikkim among others, besides the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Party spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi will be the co-in-charge for Rajasthan. Uttar Pradesh Minister Swatantra Dev Singh and former Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay will be in charge and co-in charge, respectively, for Madhya Pradesh.

BJP general secretary Arun Singh, Haryana minister Abhimanyu, former Karnataka minister Arvind Limbavali and former Uttarakhand party chief Tirath Singh Rawat have been assigned the responsibility for Odisha, Punjab, Telangana and Himachal Pradesh.

Abhimanyu will be in charge of Chandigarh. BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli has been assigned the task for Nagaland as well as Manipur. Bihar minister Mangal Pandey will be in charge of Jharkhand. 

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