New Delhi: The BJP central leadership on Saturday appointed Sanjay Jaiswal, its chief whip in Lok Sabha, as the head of its Bihar unit while it decided to give the reigns of party affairs in Rajasthan to a young face - Amer`s MLA Satish Punia.
Sanjay Jaiswal represents Paschim Champaran constituency of Bihar in Lok Sabha.
Jaiswal will be replacing Nityanand Rai, who was appointed as Minister of State for Home in Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Council of Ministers.
Punia, the BJP spokesperson in Rajasthan, is considered close to the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and is a Jat leader.
भाजपा राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री अमित शाह ने डॉ. संजय जायसवाल, सांसद को बिहार भाजपा का प्रदेश अध्यक्ष, श्री सतीश पूनिया, विधायक को राजस्थान भाजपा का प्रदेश अध्यक्ष और श्री अजय कुमार को भाजपा उत्तराखण्ड का प्रदेश महामंत्री (संगठन) नियुक्त किया। pic.twitter.com/cJiIR1WYn6
— BJP (@BJP4India) September 14, 2019
The post was vacant since the death of Madan Lal Saini.
He was also a Rajya Sabha MP who died at AIIMS in June this at the age of 75.
Besides, the party central leadership also appointed Ajay Kumar as general secretary (Organisation) of BJP`s Uttarakhand unit.
All organisational appointments were announced by BJP general secretary Arun Singh after party president Amit Shah approved it.