NEW DELHI: The BJP has named 13 whips in the Lok Sabha and three in Rajya Sabha. The BJP has 280 MPs in the Lok Sabha thus necessitating more whips to manage the MPs in the House.
Rajasthan MP Arjun Ram Meghwal will be the party’s Chief Whip in the Lok Sabha, while Rajya Sabha member from Punjab Avinash Rai Khanna will be the new party chief whip in the Upper House.
Ganesh Singh, a three-time MP member from Madhya Pradesh, has been made party secretary in the Lok Sabha, while Rajya Sabha MP Bhupendra Yadav will be the secretary in the Upper House. P C Mohan from Karnataka is the new treasurer of the BJP Parliamentary Party.
The BJP made 13 whips giving representation to different states. The new whips in the Lok Sabha are: Suresh Angadi (Karnataka), Sanjay Dhotre (Maharashtra), Sanjay Jaiswal (Bihar), Sunil Singh (Jharkhand), Ratan Lal Katariya (Haryana), Parvesh Verma (Delhi), Kirit Solanki (Gujarat), Rakesh Singh (Madhya Pradesh), Kamla Patle (Chhattisgarh), Om Birla (Rajasthan), Mahendra Pandey, Ramshankar Karhuriya and Pankaj Choudhary (all Uttar Pradesh).
The three party whips in the Rajya Sabha are Bimla Kashyap Sood (Himachal Pradesh), Mansukh L Mandaviya (Gujarat) and Narayanlal Panchariya (Rajasthan).