Tomar to stay as BJP in-charge

BJP national general secretary and newly elected party president of Madhya Pradesh Narendra Singh Tomar will continue as party in-charge of UP till the process of election of national president is completed and the next president appoints a new in-charge in the state.

A Lok Sabha member from Morena in Madhya Pradesh, Tomar had been in-charge of UP since 2009 and he was elected as the BJP state president of MP on December 16. Sources said that after the party's poor performance in UP Assembly elections, Tomar had shifted his focus to his home state Madhya Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Since then Tomar has not attended any party meeting in UP regarding organisational activities. Sources said that party's UP's state unit had requested Tomar to continue because the consent of in-charge holds importance for the constitution of the new teams in the state unit. Formation of new teams is due since Laxmikant Bajpai got elected as party state president on December 2.

Bajpai confirmed that Tomar will continue as UP in-charge till the election of national president is completed.

"Being the state in-charge of UP, Tomarji will be present in the January 21 rally in Lucknow when Jan Kranti party will be merged with the BJP," Bajpai told The Sunday Express.

Bajpai will be in Bhopal on Sunday where he will meet Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Tomar. Bajpai's meeting with Tomar is important when the former has planned to declare the new team of office-bearers in UP after January 14.

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