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BJP Forms Panels for Delhi Polls; Tarun Chugh Convenor of Election Management Committee

Former Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay, party MP Meenakshi Lekhi, and state general secretary Rajeev Babbar will be co-conveners of the committee. Union minister Harsh Vardhan will be the convener of the manifesto committee.

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Updated:December 26, 2019, 11:18 PM IST
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BJP Forms Panels for Delhi Polls; Tarun Chugh Convenor of Election Management Committee
Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari. (File image: PTI)

New Delhi: BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh will be the convener of the party's poll management committee for assembly elections in Delhi early next year. The poll management committee will be presided by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.

Former Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay, party MP Meenakshi Lekhi, and state general secretary Rajeev Babbar will be co-conveners of the committee. Union minister Harsh Vardhan will be the convener of the manifesto committee.

Besides the poll management committee, the party has also formed 35 panels for various election related works. The names of conveners, heads, incharges and members were announced in a meeting chaired by national general secretary BL Santosh at Delhi BJP office.

According to the list of committees, the party manifesto will be drafted by the Harsh Vardhan committee having nine co-conveners including Vijender Gupta, Rambeer Singh Bidhuri, Kapil Mishra, Raj Kumar Chauhan. The media committee for elections will be jointly headed by Ashok Goel and Virendra Sachdeva. Praveen Shankar Kapoor, Mahesh Verma and Vivek Sharma will be co-heads of the committee.

Neelkant Bakshi will head the media relations committee and Delhi BJP vice-president Shazia Ilmi will be its co-head. Veteran Delhi BJP leader Subhash Arya will be convener of the advertisement campaign committee having five co-conveners including Bhupendra Chaubey, Naveen Kumar and Harihar Raghuvanshi.

Booth-level work committee will have former East Delhi mayor Harsh Malhotra as its in charge. It will be headed by Dharmveer and include six co-heads. A two member committee including Delhi BJP spokespersons Ashwini Upadhyay and Harish Khurana will compile a list of relevant issues in each of the 70 Assembly constituencies, which will be raised by the party leaders during campaigning.

Former Union minister Vijay Goel will be convener of the creative programmes committee. It will comprise Tajinder Bagga (video), Pratyush Kanth (electronic media), Atif Rashid (audio), Rajkumar Bhatia (print media), Sunil Yadav (hoarding design) among others.

Social media and hi-tech campaigning will be handled by a eight-member team. Delhi BJP MPs Hansraj Hans and Gautam Gambhir will head the special outreach committee. The BJP campaign will be in full throttle in coming days with party national president Amit Shah addressing a booth level workers conference at IGI stadium on January 5.

Around 150 BJP workers from various states have also come to Delhi to participate in campaigning.

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