BJP announces 70-member steering committee ahead of assembly polls in Bihar

by Times of India

Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Union ministers R K Singh, Giriraj Singh and Ashwini Kumar Choubey…Read More

PATNA: The BJP on Saturday announced a 70-member election steering committee headed by Union minister Nityanand Rai for the upcoming assembly polls in



The Union minister of state for home affairs has been made the 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

R K 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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