Lucknow: BJP on Friday announced its 15-member
election committee, headed the party chief in Uttar Pradesh
Surya Pratap Shahi, for the next year Assembly polls.
The committee has five former state unit presidents -
Kalraj Misra, Vinay Katiyar, Kesari Nath Tripathi, Om Prakash
Singh and Ramapati Ram Tripathi, Shahi told reporters here.
MP Lalji Tandon, senior leaders Hukum Singh, Rakesh
Jain, Nepal Singh, Madhu Misra, Ramapati Shastri, Rajesh
Agarwal, Shiv Pratap Shukla and Swatantra Dev Singh would also
be in the committee, he said.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Santosh Gangawar, Ashok Pradhan
and Varun Gandhi would be special invitees.
The committee for election management cell has also been
set up with Shyam Nandan Singh as its coordinator, he said,
adding that Prashant Arora, Ramapati Ram Tripathi, Dinesh
Sharma, Rajendra Tripathi and Ram Kumar Shukla would be its
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi would coordinate for the central
unit, he said.
Evading direct reply on the absence of the names of
senior leaders Rajnath Singh and Murli Manohar Joshi in the
list, he said the both are members of the central
On Uma Bharti`s name being missing in the list, the BJP
state chief said she will have a leading role in the election