New Delhi: Marking a crucial round of exercise to kick-start preparedness for next year's polls, BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday (September 8) appointed the party's poll in charges for Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Manipur.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be BJP in charge of Uttar Pradesh polls, slated to be held by February-March 2022.
According to a party communique, seven co-in charges would assist him.
They are union ministers Anurag Thakur and Arjun Ram Meghwal, Shobha Karandlaje and Annapurna Devi. Other co-in charges will be Saroj Pandey, Captain Abhimunya and Vivek Thakur.
BJP president J P Nadda has appointed six organisational in-charges, each given charge of separate regions for Uttar Pradesh.
They are Sanjay Bhatia (Western UP), Sanjeev Chaurasia (Brij), Y Satya Kumar (Awadh), Sudhir Gupta (Kanpur), Arvind Menon (Gorakhpur) and Sushil Ojha (Kashi).
For Uttarakhand, the poll in charge will be Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi. Locket Chatterjee and R. P. Singh will assist him as two co-in charges.
For poll-bound Punjab, the poll in charge is Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, and co-in charges will be Hardeep Singh Puri, Meenakshi Lekhi and Vinod Chawda.
Union Minister Bhupender Yadav has been made saffron party's poll in-charge for Manipur, and two co-in charges will be Union MoS Pratima Bhowmick and Assam Minister Ashok Singhal.
Besides these four states, elections are also due in Goa by February-March next year.