Amit Shah assigns responsibilities to BJP leaders for Assembly polls; Bhupender Yadav made in-charge of Maharashtra, Om Mathur gets Jharkhand

  • Amit Shah held a meeting with senior party leaders and assigned to them key responsibilities for assembly polls in four states

  • Bhupender Yadav and Om Mathur are poll in-charges for Maharashtra and Jharkhand respectively

  • Assembly polls in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand will be held later this year, while Delhi is likely to go to polls next year

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah held a meeting on Tuesday with senior party leaders, including Union ministers, who have been assigned key responsibilities for assembly polls in four states, as they took stock of election preparedness and deliberated over strategy.

 Amit Shah assigns responsibilities to BJP leaders for Assembly polls; Bhupender Yadav made in-charge of Maharashtra, Om Mathur gets Jharkhand

File image of Amit Shah. ANI

Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Narendra Singh Tomar, who are the BJP's election in-charge for Delhi and Haryana respectively, and party general secretary Bhupender Yadav and vice president Om Mathur were among those who attended the meeting.

Yadav and Mathur are poll in-charges for Maharashtra and Jharkhand respectively. BJP working president JP Nadda and its general secretary (organization) BL Santosh were also part of the deliberations.

BJP general secretary Anil Jain, who is the organisational in-charge for Haryana, said the leaders deliberated over strategy and programme for the elections. Sources said state leadership has also been advised to "evaluate" properly the leaders who want to join the BJP from rival parties.

Assembly polls in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand are scheduled to be held later this year. Delhi is likely to go to polls early next year.

Updated Date: Aug 20, 2019 18:41:22 IST