Former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Bharatiya Janata party leader Devendra Fadnavis is the BJP in-charge for the assembly elections in Bihar. The polls to be held over three phases will begin on 28 October.
Fadnavis has visited the state a few times and has been part of party's meetings on the polls in Bihar. The decision has reportedly come after BJP chief JP Nadda held discussions with the party leaders from Bihar and Home Minister Amit Shah.
His appointment has come in the background of Chirag Paswan, son of senior LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan, putting his weight for a contest against Nitish Kumar, and over the seat sharing. Paswan is not quite pleased with the BJP on the matter and is said to be interested in a bigger role in the state.
BJP follows the tradition of appointing senior party leaders as election in charge for both assembly and Lok Sabha polls.
Fadnavis has said that it will be a great learning opportunity for him. He also said that Nitish Kumar will lead the state after NDA registers a win.
Earlier this week, Fadnavis was in news for his meeting with Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut. The explanation reported was that Raut was meeting Fadnavis -- the leader of opposition in the state for an interview for Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.