Jai Prakash Nadda becomes eighth BJP spokesperson

Jai Prakash Nadda, a former minister in the Himachal Pradesh government and now a national general secretary, was today appointed as the eighth spokesperson of the BJP by party president Nitin Gadkari.

Updated: Apr 29, 2011, 00:07 AM IST

New Delhi: Jai Prakash Nadda, a former
minister in the Himachal Pradesh government and now a national
general secretary, was today appointed as the eighth
spokesperson of the BJP by party president Nitin Gadkari.

Nadda, who is Gadkari`s contemporary in the party, was a
minister in Prem Kumar Dhumal government in Himachal Pradesh
before he was made a general secretary by Gadkari when he took
over as president.

The new spokesperson is articulate in Hindi and English.

He has held important responsibilities as general secretary in
the party. Recently he was asked by Gadkari to look into the
cross-voting by seven of the BJP`s 11 MLAs in Jammu and
Kashmir in the recent Legislative Council polls.

Nadda is also a member of the BJP team for Jammu and
Kashmir, which will visit the state and meet people from all
sections of the society to discuss the problems of the state.

Gadkari also appointed a former party MP Om Prakash
Kohli as in-charge of the party headquarters here. He will
replace Shyam Jhaju, who has now been elevated to the post of
national secretary.

Kohli, a party old-timer, has served the BJP in various
capacities including as president of its Delhi unit.

Arun Dev has been made convenor of the Jhuggi-Jopdi
cell of the BJP. He will be based in Mumbai.

PTI