Assembly polls: Jaitley made in-charge of Gujarat, Javadekar gets Karnataka

The Gujarat assembly elections are likely to take place later this year. Elections in Karnataka are likely to be held in 2018.     

Published: 24th August 2017 05:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2017 08:51 AM   |  A+A-

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (File photo | PTI)

Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has been named the in-charge of Gujarat assembly. (File photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: In a clear hint that the NDA government has slipped into election mode, BJP chief Amit Shah has drafted eight Union ministers, including Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, to oversee the management of Assembly elections in poll-bound Gujarat, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.

Jaitely, as election in-charge of Gujarat, will lead a team of four other Union ministers — Narendra Singh Tomar, Jeetendra Singh, P P Choudhary and Nirmala Sitharaman — to spearhead the BJP campaign in the State, where the party aims to win more than 150 seats in a House of 182.

Union Minister for Human Resources and Development Prakash Javdekar, to be the election in-charge for Karnataka, will be assisted by Piyush Goyal, while Thawar Chand Gehlot has been entrusted charge of Himachal Pradesh.

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