BJP announced that it would replace senior leaders like Ram Madhav, P Muralidhar Rao, Anil Jain, Saroj Pandey as general secretaries with new faces in a reshuffle of the party’s office bearers. Among the prominent changes was the appointment of Tejasvi Surya, an MP from Karnataka, as president of the youth wing Yuva Morcha in place of Poonam Mahajan.
The party increased the number of national spokespersons to 23 with MP Anil Baluni retaining the position of media in-charge and elevated as chief spokesperson. The new spokespersons include Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Sanju Verma, Iqbal Singh Lalpura, Aparajita Sarangi, Heena Gavit, M Kikon, Nupur Sharma, Raju Bisht and KK Sharma. After a long gap, BJP has appointed Rajesh Agarwal from UP as its national treasurer. The post was lying vacant after Piyush Goel’s nomination to the Union cabinet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the new office bearers, and said he is confident that the appointed leaders will uphold the “glorious tradition of the party”.