Faldu unanimously elected as Gujarat BJP president
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Last Updated: Monday, February 01, 2010, 23:50
Ahmedabad: Three-time MLA and chief whip of the BJP in Gujarat, R C Faldu was on Monday unanimously elected as the president of the state unit.

Faldu was the only candidate who had filled the form to be the party head of state unit yesterday. He was declared as the unanimous president today in a state executive meeting presided over by senior party leader Gopinath Munde.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi had proposed Faldu's candidature which was supported by the entire district and block level presidents and state executive members.

Munde said Faldu is a hardworking party worker, who comes from grass-root level.

Faldu is a three-time MLA from Kalawad constituency in Jamnagar district in Saurashtra region and belongs to Leuva Patel community, which is a numerically significant community for BJP.

Faldu also has backing of RSS as he was earlier associated with its activities in the state.

BJP is the party of common workers and his elevation suggests that a common worker like him can rise to become the state party head, Faldu said.

"I am always common worker of BJP. Now, as state party head, I will work as a common worker to strengthen the organisational base of the party in the state," Faldu said.

According to the new Gujarat BJP president, his immediate challenge is forthcoming elections of local bodies.


First Published: Monday, February 01, 2010, 23:50

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