The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday appointed former chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje as its vice presidents, bringing its state leaders into the national politics ahead of Lok Sabha polls.
“BJP President Amit Shah has appointed Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje as the party’s national vice presidents with immediate effect,” an official statement issued by the party said.
In the recent Assembly polls the party had lost power in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Raman Singh were Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh chief ministers respectively for three terms. Vasundhara Raje was Rajasthan chief minister.