BJP appoints observers for Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday appointed observers for Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir a day after the party's good show in the Assembly Elections in the two states.

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday appointed observers for Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir a day after the party's good show in the Assembly Elections in the two states.

General Secretary JP Nadda and Vinay Sahstrabuddhe have been appointed as the party observers to oversee the election of the leader of the legislature party in Jharkhand.

For Jammu and Kashmir, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and party secretary Arun Singh have been appointed as observers.

The Parliamentary board meeting was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and M Venkaiah Naidu, among others.

On Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir gave a highly-fractured verdict in which the PDP emerged the single largest party throwing up different possibilities in government formation.

The ruling National Conference suffered a defeat when it secured only 15 seats against 28 it had won in the last elections. Its partner in the government Congress slipped to the fourth position getting only 12 seats.

The BJP had fought majority 72 of the seats from Jharkhand Assembly, winning 37.