Arun Jaitley, Saroj Pandey named observers by BJP for selection of Gujarat CM

Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Narendra Singh Tomar will be party's observers for Himachal Pradesh.

Published: 18th December 2017 09:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2017 09:56 PM   |  A+A-

Arun Jaitley (PTI File Photo) and Saroj Pandey (YouTube screengrab)


NEW DELHI: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the BJP's general secretary Saroj Pandey will be the party's observers for the selection of the chief minister in Gujarat.

The decision to appoint Jaitley and Pandey was taken at the party's parliamentary board meeting here which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, its chief Amit Shah and other senior leaders, Union minister J P Nadda told reporters here.

During the campaign, Shah had said that incumbent chief minister Vijay Rupani is the party's face in the state Assembly elections.

Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Narendra Singh Tomar will be party's observers for Himachal Pradesh.

Earlier during a press conference when Shah was asked about who will be the BJP's choice for the top post in Himachal Pradesh if its chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal loses the election, Shah said the party's parliamentary board will take a call on this.

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