This Article is From Nov 15, 2020

BJP Appoints National General Secretary In-Charge For Local Body Polls In Hyderabad

In a statement, the party said its president JP Nadda has also appointed Union minister Anurag Thakur the election in-charge for the upcoming local polls in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP Appoints National General Secretary In-Charge For Local Body Polls In Hyderabad

Bhupender Yadav appointed as BJP's election in-charge for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls

New Delhi:

The BJP on Sunday appointed its general secretary Bhupender Yadav as the party's election in-charge for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls, a move that highlights the significance it has attached to the local body elections.

In a statement, the party said its president JP Nadda has also appointed Union minister Anurag Thakur the election in-charge for the upcoming local polls in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

K Sudhakar, a minister in Karnataka, Ashish Shelar, BJP's chief whip in Maharashtra assembly, Gujarat BJP leader Pradip Singh Vaghela and Karnataka BJP MLA Sathish Reddy will be co-incharges with Mr Yadav for the GHMC polls, the statement said.

Party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain and its MP from MP Sanjay Bhatia will be co-incharges for the J-K polls.

With the BJP making big gains in Telangana, first seen in the Lok Sabha polls and then emphasised by its surprise win over the TRS in a recent assembly bypoll, the party is looking at the GHMC polls to make a political statement in the state.

It is likely to aggressively target the ruling TRS and its ally AIMIM, which has a stronghold in the Muslim regions of the state capital, to emerge as a force in the GMCH.

The appointment of a national general secretary to mind the city polls underscores the importance the saffron party has attached to the polls.

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