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BJP Appoints CR Patil as Gujarat Unit President, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal as Ladakh's

(Representative image/PTI)

(Representative image/PTI)

Patil, a third-term MP from Navsari in Gujarat, replaces Jitendrabhai Vaghani, a statement issued by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said.

The BJP on Monday appointed C R Patil and Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, both Lok Sabha MPs, as presidents of its Gujarat and Ladakh units respectively.

Patil, a third-term MP from Navsari in Gujarat, replaces Jitendrabhai Vaghani, a statement issued by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said.

The 65-year-old leader is considered an effective parliamentarian, who has used technology to push development works in his constituency and be in touch with the voters.

Patil has also been Prime Minister Narendra Modi's choice to coordinate development works in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

For the last two terms, Patil won from his seat by more than five lakh votes, one of the biggest margins in Gujarat, the home state of Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Namgyal, 35, is a first-term MP from Ladakh and had hit the headlines for his energetic speeches in Parliament. The post of BJP president in the Union Territory was vacant after Namgyal's predecessor resigned.

first published:July 20, 2020, 16:20 IST