Bhopal: Member of Parliament Prabhat Jha was on Saturday elected unopposed as president of the Madhya Pradesh unit of BJP.
His election was announced at the party office here by BJP vice-president Kalraj Mishra who was the observer for the poll process.
Mr. Mishra said only one nomination (that of Jha) was received for the State party president's post.
Four sets of nomination papers, signed by 10 people each, were submitted this morning on behalf of Mr. Jha (51), who is a Rajya Sabha member from the BJP-ruled state.
Mr. Jha succeeds Narendra Singh Tomar, who was in March appointed general secretary in the new team of office-bearers announced by BJP president Nitin Gadkari.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa was on Saturday elected unanimously as the party's National Council member from Madhya Pradesh.
Besides Mr. Patwa, the other members elected unanimously for the National Council are former Chief Minister and Bhopal MP Kailash Joshi, former Union Ministers Vikram Verma, Satya Narayan Jatia and Faggan Singh Kulaste, party sources said. PTI