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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Maharashtra, BJP sets up 21 committees to oversee polls

Some of the committees set up include public participation, opinion assessment, election-commission related legal matters, war-room head, state and central co-ordination, new voters-related committee, vision document committee, among others.

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HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Mumbai
After a day-long meeting of various groups and committees with Devendra Fadnavis, the BJP set up 21 committees under election management, to cover a gamut of issues from manifesto to booth-level co-ordination and transport for public rallies.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)

The Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday set up as many as 21 committees to oversee the Lok Sabha polls scheduled next month.

After a day-long meeting of various groups and committees with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at his official residence, Varsha, the BJP, as per a template from the party’s high command, set up 21 committees under election management, to cover a gamut of issues from manifesto to booth-level co-ordination and transport for public rallies.

Some of the committees set up include public participation, opinion assessment, election-commission related legal matters, war-room head, state and central co-ordination, new voters-related committee, vision document committee, among others.

The party has also set up a committee to prepare a charge-sheet of UPA’s “misrule”, which will in turn be fed to party workers and will form a big part of the party campaign. This committee is headed by education minister Vinod Tawde. The manifesto committee is led by party spokesperson Madhav Bhandari and rural development minister Pankaja Munde. Labour minister Sambhaji Nilangekar will head the committee to organise rallies, while legislator Atul Bhatkalkar will head the publicity committee. The party will also hold a daily press conference to respond to political issues raised through the day.

“The campaign will centre around PM Modi and the nationalism narrative, our welfare schemes and comparing our government to that of our predecessors. The committees have been set up to cover all aspects of polls and share responsibility,” said a BJP core committee member.

Another state minister added that the entire functioning of the committees had been given by the party high command and would be common across the states.

The Central election management committee to be chaired by the state president Raosaheb Danve includes CM Devendra Fadnavis, union minister Nitin Gadkari, finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, revenue minister Chandrakant Patil and water resources minister Girish Mahajan.

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