BJP appoints Union Minister Ananth Kumar as in-charge for upcoming Bihar polls

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar

New Delhi, June 12: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday named Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar as the person in-charge for the party in the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has been appointed as the co-in-charge.

Earlier on Thursday, former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi after meeting Amit Shah said that his party, the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), and the BJP will contest the polls together.

Manjhi said the main agenda of the alliance will be to thwart the incumbent Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s alliance.

The former Bihar chief minister said: “We will fight together. Nothing has been decided on the number of seats. The biggest motivation for me and the BJP is to beat the Lalu-Nitish alliance,” adding “On June 15 we will have a core committee meeting in which we will decide as to how we can help the BJP.”

The Bihar assembly elections are scheduled to be held later this year.

(With Agency Inputs)

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