Naqvi appointed convener of BJP`s poll management cell

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.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2009, 22:45 PM IST

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