Union Minister Piyush Goyal will be co-in-charge for Karnataka.

Ahead of Karnataka polls BJP appoints Prakash Javadekar as state in-charge
news Politics Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 09:35

With Karnataka Assembly polls around the corner, the BJP has appointed Union Minister Prakash Javadekar as the state in-charge for the polls. 

Minister Javadekar will now oversee the assembly elections in Karnataka, where the BJP that is currently in opposition, is hoping to come back to power. 

Party Chief Amit Shah has also appointed Union Minister Piyush Goyal as the co-in-charge for Karnataka. The Karnataka assembly term ends in May 2018. 

Responding to the party leadership appointing Minister Javadekar, BJP Karnataka State President BS Yeddyurappa said that the former's experience will go a long way in leading the party to victory.

“Javadekar’s immense organisational skills and experience in executing poll strategies would be of great help in realising BJP’s Mission 150 in Karnataka,” Yeddyurappa said.

According to reports, Javadekar, who became a full-time party worker in 1981, was appointed as the state secretary and campaign chief of the party in Maharashtra in 1989. 

The party has also appointed Union Minister Arun Jaitley to oversee Gujarat election, as well as Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot as the incharge of Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.


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