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BJP gets a new team

Staff Correspondent

BHOPAL: A new team of office-bearers for the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party was announced here on Tuesday by the State party president Narendra Singh Tomar. Now there will be six State BJP vice-presidents. They are Maya Singh, Anil Dave, Gauri Shankar Bisen, Chandramani Tripathi, Vrijendra Singh and Ramkrishna Kusmaria.

The high-profile State BJP organisation general secretary, Kaptan Singh Solanki, has been replaced by senior RSS Pracharak Makhan Singh. Others appointed party general secretary are Nandkumar, Phaggan Singh Kulaste and Bhupendra Singh Dangi. While Vijay Khandelwal has been appointed treasurer, those who have been appointed secretaries are Ajay Pratap Singh, Anchal Sonkar, Arvind Bhadoria, Babu Singh Raghuvanshi, Rajendra Pande and Rameshwar Sharma.

The State BJP frontal organisations would be headed by Vishwas Sarang (Yuva Morcha), Ved Prakash Sharma (Kisan Morcha), Lal Singh Arya (Scheduled Castes Morcha), Ramlal Rotel (Scheduled Tribes Morcha) and Kamal Bhai Lal Bhai (Minorities Morcha). Uma Shankar Gupta and Archana Chitnis, both former State Ministers, will be the party spokespersons.

The new State party executive committee comprises Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and former Chief Ministers Sunderlal Patwa, Kailash Joshi and Babulal Gaur. Besides former Union Ministers Vikram Verma and Satyanarain Jatia, the other prominent executive members are Kaptan Singh Solanki, Krishna Murari Moghe, Jayant Malaiya, Kusum Mehdele, Sudha Jain, Himmat Kothari, Kailash Chawla, Kailash Vijayvargiya, Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Munshi Lal, Ajay Vishnoi, Sharad Jain, Sartaj Singh, Dhruv Narain Singh, Archana Chitins, Anup Mishra, and Dhal Singh Bisen.

Announcing the new line-up, Mr. Tomar said an effort had been made to ensure adequate representation to every region. Asked why so many State Ministers had been inducted into the party executive, he said the Ministers were also party workers.

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