BJP announces 70-member steering committee headed by Nityanand Rai ahead of Bihar Assembly polls
Union Minister Nityanand Rai has been made chairman-cum-convenor of the committee while the party's state unit general secretary Devesh Kumar will be its co-convenor
Patna: The BJP on Saturday announced a 70-member election steering committee headed by Union Minister Nityanand Rai for the upcoming assembly polls in Bihar.
The Union minister of state for home affairs has been made chairman-cum-convenor of the committee, while the party's state unit general secretary Devesh Kumar will be its co-convenor, Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal said.
Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Union ministers RK Singh, Giriraj Singh and Ashwini Kumar Choubey will be part of the 70-member team, he said.
The elections to the 243-member Bihar assembly are due in October-November.
Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad will lead the poll campaign group.
Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey will be chairman-cum-convenor of the party's election management team, while Agriculture Minister Prem Kumar will chair the manifesto committee, Jaiswal said.
Bihar BJP has set a target to win three-fourth of seats for the NDA in the assembly polls.
Actor-turned-TMC leader Sayoni Ghosh has been made the TMC youth wing president, a post earlier held by Abhishek Banerjee since 2011
Tracking the spread and impact of the pandemic has proven to be a tricky task around the world
This is the second time when Adhikari met the governor in June. Earlier he met the governor and submitted a representation about unabated post-poll retributive violence