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BJP Retains Most State In-Charges, Appoints Anil Antony In-Charge Of Christian-Dominated Nagaland, Meghalaya: Here's The Full List

Kuldeep Negi

Jul 06, 2024, 10:51 AM | Updated 10:51 AM IST

BJP leader Anil Antony
BJP leader Anil Antony

Ahead of four crucial assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has retained its in-charges in Haryana, Jharkhand, and Jammu and Kashmir, while it is yet to appoint anyone for Maharashtra.

BJP president J P Nadda issued a list of in-charges and co-in-charges for 24 states and Union territories on Friday (5 July).

No in-charges have been changed in any major state. Apart from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, and Telangana were left out of the list.

Here are the key appointments:

1. Anil Antony

A Christian leader from Kerala, Antony is appointed as in-charge of Nagaland and Meghalaya, replacing Chouba Singh and Nalin Kohli. This move is seen as a response to the ethnic violence in Manipur and the disquiet among Christians in these states.

2. V Muraleedharan

Appointed as co-in-charge of the northeast, replacing Rituraj Sinha. Sambit Patra remains in-charge.

3. Raghunath Kulkarni

Elevated to in-charge of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, replacing Satya Kumar.

4. Dushyant Patel

Appointed as in-charge of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, replacing Purnesh Modi.

5. Aparajita Sarangi

Replaces Nalin Kumar Kateel as Kerala co-in-charge.

Election In-charges for Poll-bound States announced last month:

1. Maharashtra: Bhupender Yadav and Ashwini Vaishnaw as in-charge and co-in-charge, respectively.

2. Haryana: Dharmendra Pradhan and former Tripura CM Biplab Deb.

3. Jharkhand: Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

4. Jammu and Kashmir: G Kishan Reddy.

Retained In-charges:

  1. Haryana:

    • Satish Poonia retained as in-charge.

    • Surendra Nagar as co-in-charge.

  2. Jharkhand:

    • Laxmikant Bajpai retained as in-charge.

  3. Jammu and Kashmir:

    • Tarun Chugh retained as in-charge.

    • Ashis Sood as co-in-charge.

  4. Bihar:

    • Vinod Tawde continues as in-charge.

    • Deepak Prakash as co-in-charge.

  5. Madhya Pradesh:

    • Mahendra Singh continues as in-charge.

    • Satish Upadhyay as co-in-charge.

  6. Odisha:

    • Vijaypal Singh Tomar continues as in-charge.

    • Lata Usendi as co-in-charge.

  7. Puducherry:

    • Nirmala Kumar Surana continues as in-charge.

  8. Sikkim:

    • Dilip Jaiswal appointed as in-charge.

  9. Himachal Pradesh:

    • Shrikant Sharma retained as in-charge.

    • Sanjay Tandon as co-in-charge.

  10. Kerala:

    • Prakash Javadekar retained as in-charge.

  11. Punjab:

    • Vijay Rupani reappointed as in-charge.

    • Additional charge of Chandigarh.

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Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.


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