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New BJP Chiefs Appointed in 4 States as Key Assembly Polls Draw Closer

A state-level meeting of all party presidents is also reportedly on the cards for Friday.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership in four states saw major changes on Tuesday, 4 July.

In a nutshell: New state party chiefs were appointed by BJP national president JP Nadda in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Punjab, according to official notifications posted on Twitter.

  • New Telangana BJP chief G Kishan Reddy

    (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@kishanreddybjp)

Telangana: Union Minister G Kishan Reddy has replaced Bandi Sanjay Kumar as the new BJP head in the state.

  • BJP MLA Etela Rajender will serve as the chairman of the BJP's state election management committee in Telangana.

  • Former Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Kumar Reddy is now a member of the party's national executive committee.

Andhra Pradesh BJP president post has been given to Daggubati Purandeswari.

  • She is the daughter of Telugu Desam Party founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao, according to NDTV.

Punjab: Former Congress MP Sunil Kumar Jakhar has been tapped to lead the party in Punjab.

Jharkhand: Former CM Babulal Marandi has been appointed as president of the party's state unit.

  • Marandi is also the leader of Opposition in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly.

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Why it matters: The BJP's organisational reshuffle at the state-level comes months ahead of the Telangana Assembly elections; Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand are also headed to the polls in 2024 – not to mention the crucial Lok Sabha elections next year.

Know more: The BJP heads of all states, as well as state general secretaries and state incharges, will meet on Friday, 7 July, in the presence of JP Nadda and BJP national general secretary BL Santosh, NDTV reported.

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