BJP appoints election incharge for 4 Northeastern states

BJP appoints election incharge for 4 Northeastern states

NEW DELHI | Dec 26, 2018:

Preparing for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP on Wednesday appointed election incharges for 17 states including Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Sikkim.

BJP President, Amit Shah has appointed Mahendra Singh, a minister in the Uttar Pradesh's Yogi government as election incharge of Assam.

Singh was BJP's Assam-in-charge and was given the credit for the party's victory in the 2016 Assembly polls where it ousted the Congress government under Tarun Gogoi.

For Manipur and Nagaland, Shah appointed Party Spokesperson Nalin Kohli, who was earlier incharge of Meghalaya.

Meanwhile, Nitin Navin, a BJYM leader and an MLA from Bihar, has been appointed as incharge of Sikkim governed by Sikkim Democratic Front, a constituent of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA).

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