Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 2
Setting the party’s election plan in motion, BJP president JP Nadda on Tuesday appointed senior party leaders and ministers as in charge for the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been given the responsibility of Assam and Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh, who also holds the charge of the Ministry of Development of Northeastern States, will be his co-in charge.
For Tamil Nadu, the Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy has been made the ‘prabhari’ while General (retd) VK Singh, also minister of state, will be the ‘sah-prabhari’.
Meanwhile, Nadda has given the responsibility of Kerala to Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi with Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan as his co-in charge. The responsibility of Puducherry has been awarded to Minister of State Arjun Ram Meghwal and Rajeev Chandrashekhar, the party’s national spokesperson.
Among the four poll-bound states, the BJP is running the government in Assam while Tamil Nadu is with NDA’ ally AIADMK. Kerala is being ruled by the CPM-led LDF and Puducherry by a Congress-DMK alliance.