New Dehi: The BJP has announced its new team of office-bearers on Saturday. Eight months after he assumed charge, the BJP president, Jagat Prakash Nadda picked his new team with 12 vice presidents eight general secretaries, three national joint secretaries and 13 secretaries.
Prominent among the missing from the list are Ram Madhav, P Muralidhar Rao, Anil Jain and Saroj Pande. They were general secretaries in Amit Shah’s team. However, sources in the party indicated that a cabinet expansion is on the cards and some of the functionaries in the outgoing team could be considered for other responsibilities.
Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Om Mathur, Shyam Jaju and Avinash Rai Khanna, who were vice presidents, have been dropped from the list.
Nadda has appointed Rajesh Agarwal as the new treasurer. The post was lying vacant after Piyush Goyal was inducted into the Union Cabinet.
Karnataka MP Tejasvi Surya, a fiery speaker, has been made as the president of the party’s youth wing.
Raman Singh, Vasundhara retained
Former chief ministers Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje have retained as party vice presidents of Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan respectively. Baijayant Panda will continue as party vice president of Odisha.
Former Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, West Bengal leader Mukul Roy, Kerala leader P Abdulla Kutty, MPs Rekha Verma, Annpurna Devi and Bharti Ben Shiyal were named as vice presidents.
General Secretaries Bhupender Yadav, Arun Singh and Kailash Vijayvargiya have been retained in the same role. Dushyant Kumar Gautam, CT Ravi (MLA Karnataka), D Purandareswari, Tarun Chugh, Dilip Saikia will be the other general secretaries.
BL Santosh will continue as general secretary (organisation) and V Satish, Saudan Singh and Shivprakash will remain as national joint secretaries.
Pankaja Munde was inducted as national secretary in the new team.
Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni will head the media team, whereas, Bihar MLC Sanjay Mayukh will be the co-in-charge. MP Rajiv Chandrashekhar, former I&B minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, Hina Gavit, Guruprakash, Raju Bista will be among the spokespersons.