With the battle for 2019 expected to be tough contest, BJP has started gearing up for the mega fight. According to media reports, BJP president Amit Shah has reportedly appointed the party’s in-charges for the Lok Sabha polls for 17 states, drafting in Union minister Prakash Javadekar for steering the campaign in Rajasthan and Thawarchand Gehlot, another minister, for Uttarakhand.
Govardhan Jhadapia, a Gujarat leader, Dushyant Gautam, who is a party vice president, and Narottam Mishra, who is from Madhya Pradesh, will be in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, politically most crucial state, where the BJP is likely to face a tough challenge from a prospective alliance of the SP and the BSP.
The party tweeted the list on their twitter handle
भारतीय जनता पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री अमित शाह ने लोकसभा चुनाव 2019 की दृष्टि से विभिन्न प्रदेशों के लिए लोकसभा प्रभारी/सह प्रभारी नियुक्त किए। pic.twitter.com/Og7pvXvtvM
— BJP (@BJP4India) December 26, 2018
BJP general secretaries Bhupender Yadav and Anil Jain have been assigned Bihar and Chhattisgarh respectively, according to a statement.
Rajya Sabha member V Muraleedharan and party secretary Deodhar Rao will be in-charge of Andhra Pradesh.
Mahendra Singh and O P Mathur will be in-charge of Assam and Gujarat respectively, the statement said. The BJP has also appointed in-charges and co-charges for several other states, including Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Punjab, Telangana and Sikkim among others.