BJP chief, state unit heads to be elected in December, says party

With the extension of the ongoing membership drive, elections for the post of the BJP president and state unit chiefs will now be held in December.

Published: 14th August 2019 05:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2019 09:52 AM   |  A+A-

BJP working president J.P. Nadda

BJP working president J.P. Nadda (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: With the extension of the ongoing membership drive, elections for the post of the BJP president and state unit chiefs will now be held in December. The BJP’s national council would also now be constituted by December to facilitate organisational polls at the national level.

The BJP’s election officer and former Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that the national council would be constituted by mid December.

“During December 1-15, elections for the state unit chiefs and constitution of the national council would be held,” the schedule of the organisational elections prepared by Singh stated. Incidentally, the members of the national council are also elected by each state. 

Former Union Minister J P Nadda was appointed the working president of the party to allow the party to complete organisational elections in districts, states and national levels.

BJP chief Amit Shah will hold on to his organisational responsibility till the new party chief is elected. 

With the new party chief now only to be elected in the latter parts of December, Shah would guide the BJP in the upcoming Assembly elections in Jharkhand, Haryana, Maharashtra. Delhi is likely to go to the polls early this year, while there’s no clarity yet on holding of Assembly polls for Jammu and Kashmir.    

Earlier, the BJP had designated the membership drive to conclude on August 11.

The BJP leadership extended the drive till August 20 after a number of state units sought additional time to conclude the campaign.

Former MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is heading the committee on membership campaign.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp