LS polls: BJP appoints election in-charges, co-in-charges for 23 states, UTs
New Delhi, Jan 27 (PTI) The BJP on Saturday appointed election in-charges and co-in-charges for 23 states and Union territories in view of the Lok Sabha polls this year.
BJP national general secretary Vinod Tawde has been made the election in-charge for Bihar, while BJP Rajya Sabha member and former Jharkhand unit chief Deepak Prakash will be the co-in-charge, according to a party statement.
Tawde is the BJP’s in-charge for political affairs in Bihar.
The BJP has appointed vice president Baijayant Jay Panda as the election in-charge for Uttar Pradesh and national general secretary Dushyant Kumar Gautam as that of Uttarakhand.
BJP national vice president and Rajya Sabha member Laxmikant Bajpai will be the election in-charge for Jharkhand, the statement said.
The appointments have been made by BJP president J P Nadda in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, it said.
BJP Rajya Sabha member and former Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has been made the election in-charge for Haryana. BJP leader Surendra Nagar will be the co-in-charge for elections in the state.
Former Bihar minister and BJP’s in-charge for West Bengal Mangal Pandey has been appointed the election in-charge for the state. BJP leaders Amit Malviya and Asha Lakra will be the co-in-charges.
Nadda has appointed Mahendra Singh, an MLC in Uttar Pradesh, who has been a state minister in the past, as the BJP’s election in-charge for Madhya Pradesh. Satish Upadhyay will be the co-in-charge for the state.
Former Gujarat chief minister and BJP in-charge for Punjab Vijay Rupani has been appointed the election in-charge for the state, with Narinder Singh, a BJP national secretary, as co-in-charge for elections in the state.
The BJP has appointed former Uttar Pradesh minister Shrikant Sharma the election in-charge for Himachal Pradesh. Sanjay Tondon will be the co-in-charge.