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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar appointed election in-charge for Delhi Assembly polls

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 August 2019, 02:03 PM
 Elections in Delhi are due early next year. (File Photo: PTI)
Elections in Delhi are due early next year. (File Photo: PTI)

Gearing up for the upcoming Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday appointed Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar as its in-charge for elections in Delhi. The appointments has been made by the party president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Shah has also appointed Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai as election co-incharge Assembly Elections in the national capital.

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been made in-charge for elections in Haryana.

The BJP has also appointed its senior leaders OP Mathur and Bhupinder Yadav as poll in-charge for Jharkhand and Maharashtra respectively, according to a statement from the party.

Assembly polls in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand are slated for later this year while in Delhi they are due early next year.

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Karnataka leader Laxman Sevadi will be co-incharge for Maharashtra polls.

The BJP is working to retain power in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand while it will seek to oust the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government from power in Delhi.

First Published: Friday, August 09, 2019 12:04 PM
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