Bindal unanimously elected BJP Himachal chief

IANS | January 18, 2020 03:27 PM

SHIMLA:Former Vidhan Sabha speaker Rajeev Bindal on Saturday was unanimously elected the Himachal BJP President.
He was declared elected by party national general secretary Sunil Devdhar as no other candidate was in the fray.

Four-time legislator Bindal resigned as the assembly Speaker on Thursday.

Holding the health portfolio in the previous BJP state government from 2007-12, Bindal was told to resign as cabinet minister in July 2012 after a segment of his own party demanded his resignation to project a clean image of the government ahead of assembly elections that year.

Among the current legislators of the saffron party, Bindal, a legislator from Nahan, is the most experienced and shrewd organisational skills.

For quite some time, he has been seeking his replacement either as a Cabinet minister in the Jai Ram Thakur-led government or want elevation in the party's national organisation on the lines of Nadda

Bindal replaced sitting incumbent Satpal Satti, who got appointed in February 2012. His second term ended in January 2019 but he remained in office following the Lok Sabha elections.

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