Lok Sabha 2019 polls: BJP appoints in-charges for 17 states

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New Delhi: BJP National President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at the party headquarters in New Delhi, Friday, Dec 14, 2018. (PTI Photo)

File Photo: BJP National President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at the party headquarters in New Delhi, Friday, Dec 14, 2018. (PTI Photo)

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday appointed the party’s in-charges for the Lok Sabha polls for 17 states. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Sudhanshu Trivedi will steering the campaign in Rajasthan and minister Thawarchand Gehlot will be in-charge of Uttarakhand.

Govardhan Jhadapia from Gujarat, Dushyant Gautam and Narottam Mishra from Madhya Pradesh, will together be in-charge of 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.

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

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

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

The BJP has also appointed in-charges and co-incharges for several other states, including Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Punjab, Telangana and Sikkim among others.

(PTI)