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Arun Jaitley to man BJP?s Bengal poll strategy

Ahead of assembly elections in five states this year, the BJP on Tuesday appointed party General Secretary Arun Jaitley as in-charge of polls in Left-ruled West Bengal.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2006 18:58 IST

Ahead of assembly elections in five states this year, the BJP on Tuesday appointed party General Secretary Arun Jaitley as in-charge of polls in Left-ruled West Bengal.

BJP chief Rajnath Singh named former Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy as in-charge of Tamil Nadu polls.

Party leader Pramod Mahajan will supervise elections in Assam like in the previous polls while former BJP chief M Venkaiah Naidu will be coordinator for polls in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry.

La Ganeshan was made in-charge of polls in Kerala, a job carried out last time by former Union Minister Ananth Kumar.

Former Union Minister Thirunoukarssar was put in-charge of Pondicherry. The responsibility was with La Ganeshan last time.

First Published: Feb 08, 2006 00:49 IST