Jaitley BJP's Gujarat poll head, Javadekar K'taka
New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday appointed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in charge of the Gujarat assembly polls while handing the responsibility of Karnataka to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Gujarat assembly elections are likely to take place later this year. Elections in Karnataka are likely to be held in 2018.
The term of the Gujarat assembly comes to an end on January 22, 2018. The Karnataka assembly term ends on May 28, 2018.
Meanwhile, the BJP national council, the largest body of the party, is expected to meet next month to mark the 100th birth anniversary of its ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya on September 25. Party sources said the meeting was likely to be held between September 23-25 in the national capital. Besides, top national and state-level leaders of the party, the council includes hundreds of members.