STATE BJP president Narendra Singh Tomar’s team of office-bearers, announced on Tuesday, has hardly sprung any surprises. As expected, Makhal Singh has replaced Kaptan Singh Solanki as the organising general secretary.
A little surprise is Archana Chitnis’s inclusion as one of the two spokespersons, the other being Uma Shankar Gupta. Both are, incidentally, dropped ministers. Gupta has been given another responsibility as Nagar Nigam cell president as well.
Veterans like Laxminarayan Pandey, Raghavji Bhai, Sumitra Mahajan, Jaishree Banerjee and also neo-convert to the party Laxman Singh, MP from Rajgarh, have been dropped from the executive members body.
Tomar announced his team at a press conference on Tuesday morning at the State BJP office. He was flanked by Makhan Singh whose body language had foretold his elevation even before Tomar’s announcement and media in charge Vijesh Lunawat.
Tomar’s team has only one woman office-bearer compared to two in the previous body.
However, he has increased women representation in the executive members body from seven to 10. Many old faces in the executive members body have given way to young ones. There are about 30 new executive members in the body of 51. New faces among the office-bearers include vice-president Vijendra Singh and secretaries Anchal Sonkar, Babu Singh Raghuvanshi, Rajendra Pande and Rameshwar Sharma.
RSS’s Arvind Menon has been accommodated as joint organising general secretary. Anil Dave has been promoted as vice-president from general secretary. He was in charge of the party’s affairs during Vidisha Lok Sabha by-poll. Arvind Bhadoria who was in charge party’s affairs during Budhni assembly seat by-poll has been retained as secretary.
The new office-bearers
THE FOLLOWING is the new team announced on Tuesday.
Vice-presidents: Maya Singh, Anil Madhav Dave, Gaurishankar Bisen, Chandramani Tripathi, Vijendra Singh and Ramkrishna Kusmaria.
General secretaries: Makhan Singh (organisation), Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Bhupendra Singh Dangi.
Joint general secretary (organisation): Arvind Menon.
Secretaries: Ajay Pratap Singh, Anchal Sonkar, Arvind Bhadoria, Babu Singh Raghuvanshi, Rajendra Pandey and Rameshwar Sharma.
Treasurer: Vijay Khandelwal
Spokespersons: Umashankar Gupta and Archana Chitnis
Executive members: Sunderlal Patwa, Kailash Joshi, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vikram Verma, Babulal Gaur, Satyanarayan Jatia, Kaptan Singh Solanki, Krishna Murari Moghe, Jayant Malaiya, Kusum Mehdele, Sudha Jain, Himmat Kothari, Kailash Chawla, Kailash Vijayvargiya, Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Munshi Lal, Ajay Vishnoi, Sharad Jain, Sartaj Singh, Dhruv Narayan Singh, Ajay Singh Raghuvanshi, Govind Mishra, Rajendra Shukla, Nagendra Singh, Jitendra Singh Bundela, Akhand Pratap Singh, Tukojirao Puar, Haji Sheikh Muneer, Karan Singh Verma, Veerendra Kavdia, Nirmala Bhuria, Archana Chitnis, Laxman Gaud, Anup Mishra, Jai Singh Kushwah, Naresh Diwakar, Meena Singh, Govind Kaurav, Chaudhary Chandrabhan Singh, Alok Sharma, Rodmal Nagar, Rameshwar Akhand, Rajkumar Mev, Dhal Singh Bisen, Keshav Singh Bhadoria, Anand Barnart, Omprakash Dhruve, Neeta Pateria, Rampal Singh, Anju Makheeja and Usha Chaturvedi.
Front organisation heads: Yuva Morcha - Vishwas Sarang; Kisan Morcha - Vedprakash Sharma; Anusuchit Jati morcha - Lal Singh Arya; Anusuchit Janjati morcha - Ramlal Rotel and Alpsankhyak morcha - Kamal Bhai Lal Bhai.
BJP cells: Nagar Nigam cell - Umashankar Gupta, Rural Development cell - Dheeraj Pateria, Backward Class cell - Prabhu Rathore, Cooperatives cell - Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat, Doctors cell - Dr Hitesh Bajpai, Sports cell - Deepak Joshi, Traders cell - Gopi Krishna Nema, Manjhi cell - Dileep Verma, Legal cell - Lallu Singh, Industries cell - Radhasharan Goswami,
Economy cell - Sharad Jain, Jhuggi Jhopri cell - Shankar Lal Tiwari, Voluntary organisation cell - Deepankar Banerjee, Panchayatraj cell - Dr Tejbahadur Singh and Cultural cell - Roop Pamnani.
The new executive shall have 23 special invitees, including ministers Jagdish Devda and Narottam Mishra, several MLAs and Industries Minister Babulal Gaur’s daughter-in-law Krishna Gaur. Thirty-three members have been nominated as permanent invitees. They include Sumitra Mahajan, Thawarchand Gehlot, Sheetla Sahay, Rajendra Dharkar, Laxminarayan Sharma, Kailash Sarang, Meghraj Jain, Babulal Jain, ministers Rustam Singh Gurjar, Kamal Patel, Vijay Shah, Antar Singh Arya, Prakash Sonkar.