BJP president J P Nadda rejigged the list of the party’s central office-bearers on Saturday. The saffron party President announced the appointment of former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor as Vice-President. Also, Party’s former Telangana unit chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar has been given the post of national general secretary.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dropped C T Ravi, a leader from Karnataka, and Dilip Saikia, a Lok Sabha MP from Assam, as its general secretaries, with sources indicating that they may be contesting the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor, now a BJP MLC in Uttar Pradesh, has been made a vice-president, a decision seen to be part of the party’s overtures to Pasmanda Muslims.
Most of the office-bearers have been retained as vice presidents, general secretaries and secretaries in the new list. There are 13 vice presidents, nine general secretaries, including B L Santhosh as the in-charge of organisation, and 13 secretaries on the list.
Former Union minister Radha Mohan Singh, a Lok Sabha MP from Bihar, has been dropped as a party vice-president. Anil Antony, son of veteran Congress leader A K Antony, has been brought in as a national secretary.