Assam Former CM Sarbananda Sonowal Among 6 New Entrants in BJP Parliamentary Board
The board will be headed by National President JP Nadda and will also consist of PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
NEW DELHI: The BJP dropped Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from its parliamentary board and brought in six new faces including B S Yediyurappa and Iqbal Singh Lalpura.
The newly constituted board will be headed by National President Jagat Prakash Nadda and will also consist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, K Laxman, Sudha Sadav and Satyanarayan Jatiya are the other new members of the BJP's apex organisational body -- an attempt by the party to make the parliamentary board more socially and regionally representative.
Lalpura will be the first Sikh to have a seat in the BJP parliamentary board as a person from a minority community.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh and BJP president J P Nadda are among its members.
The Saffron party has also constituted a 15-member Central Election Committee that will also be headed by JP Nadda and constitute of PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, BS Yediyurappa, Sarbananda Sonowal, K Laxman, Sudha Yadav, BL Santosh, Satyanarayan Jatiya, Iqbal Singh Lalpura, Bhupendra Yadav, Devendra Fadnavis, Om Mathur.
Former Union ministers Shahnawaz Hussain and Jual Oram have been dropped from the CEC, whose members also include all parliamentary board members.