Naqvi appointed convener of BJP`s poll management cell
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Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 2009, 22:45
New Delhi: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was on Monday appointed as convener of BJP's election management cell for the forthcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh.

The party said Naqvi will be responsible for coordination with party units of the three states, where elections are scheduled on October 13.

While BJP has a tie up with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, it has decided to go it alone in Haryana after breaking up with Om Prakash Chautala's INLD.

Naqvi's appointment assumes significance as till recently, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley was responsible for BJP's election management and coordination.

Jaitley had come under attack from various quarters of the party for his handling of BJP's election campaign in the Lok Sabha polls where the party faced drubbing.

Party leaders said after becoming leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, it was not possible to give Jaitley charge of elections.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, September 14, 2009, 22:45

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