Finally, Shah Revamps Team BJP

Published: 18th June 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2015 07:34 AM   |  A+A-


Gujarat ex-minister Amit Shah. EPS File Photo

NEW DELHI: After keeping many party posts vacant for months, BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday made 10 new additions to his team of office-bearers.

Some posts remained vacant in the party after some office-bearers were made ministers in the Narendra Modi Government in November last.

Shah announced names of three new three new vice-presidents, as many general secretaries, and four secretaries.

With the vacancies being filled in the party, the focus would shift to likely reshuffle in the Modi Cabinet, a move expected for long.

Om Mathur, party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, made party vice-president. Earlier, he was the in-charge of Rajasthan, where the BJP made a clean sweep during the Lok Sabha elections.

Mathur had worked as general secretary of the party three times.

Shyam Jaju, party secretary and in-charge of Uttarakhand, made vice-president. Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab Avinash Rai Khanna, who was co-in-charge of the Jammu and Kashmir, where BJP formed its first government, has also been made the party vice-president.

Madhya Pradesh Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, who was in-charge of Haryana, where the saffron party formed government for the first time, made a general secretary.

The other two general secretaries are Arun Singh and Anil Jain. Both of them were presently secretaries in the party.

Jain was joint in-charge for Haryana.

The four new secretaries are Suresh Pujari, former party chief of Odisha, Mahendra Singh, an MLC from Uttar Pradesh and in-charge of party affairs in Assam, Delhi MP and former Art of Living teacher Mahesh Giri and Farooq Khan, a former IG, who joined the BJP recently in Jammu and Kashmir.


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