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

Press Trust of India September 05, 2020 21:30:22 IST
BJP announces 70-member steering committee headed by Nityanand Rai ahead of Bihar Assembly polls

File image of Nityanand Rai. News18

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.

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