Gujarat BJP to elect new chief on Feb 1

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 21:40

Ahmedabad: New president of Gujarat BJP unit
will be elected on February 1 at a state executive meeting to
be presided over by senior leader Gopinath Munde here, a party
official said on Wednesday.

"We have completed appointments of ward presidents,
block presidents and city and district presidents. Now, we
will go for the election of state party president on February 1,"
said Bharatsinh Parmar, state BJP general secretary
supervising the organisational polls in the state BJP.

Gopinath Munde will preside over the meeting to elect new
president who will replace Puroshottam Rupala, who ended his
three year term last December, he said.

According to party insiders, RC Faldu, MLA from Kalawad
in Jamnagar district and chief whip of the ruling party in the
state assembly, is the front runner for the party head`s post
while other contenders include senior leader Anant Dave,
former minister Kaushik Patel, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and I K
Jadeja.

Organisational revamping in the state party set up
assumes significance as the state will have elections of
local bodies including six municipal corporations, more than
20 district panchayats and more than 200 municipalities and
block panchayats later this year.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 21:40

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