Seven ministers assigned party coordination work in non-BJP states

With eyes set on strengthening the party base in non-BJP ruled states, BJP president Amit Shah has assigned the task of coordinating the party's work in some such states to seven Union Ministers.

PTI| Updated: Mar 10, 2015, 23:49 PM IST

New Delhi: With eyes set on strengthening the party base in non-BJP ruled states, BJP president Amit Shah has assigned the task of coordinating the party's work in some such states to seven Union Ministers.

While party's general secretary and Union Minister JP Nadda has been given the task of coordinating organisation work in Andhra Pradesh, his party colleague Nirmala Sitharaman has been given the charge of West Bengal.

Power Minister Piyush Goyal will pay special attention to coordinate the organisation work in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry while Minister of State for Skill Development and Parliamentary affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take care of Kerala, according to a party release issued today.

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has been assigned the task of coordinating party work in Assam while another Minister Mahesh Sharma has been asked to coordinate party work in Odisha.

Another Union Minister Hansraj Ahir will coordinate the organisation's affairs in Telangana.

All these states are not non-BJP ruled states expect for Andhra Pradesh where BJP shares power with its ally TDP.

West Bengal is ruled by Trinamool Congress while neighbouring Odisha is ruled by BJD.