BJP appoints Avinash Rai Khanna as in-charge for J&K assembly polls

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JAMMU: The BJP on Wednesday appointed its vice president Avinash Rai Khanna as election in-charge for the Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls, schedule for which has not been announced yet.

Making the announcement, BJP general secretary Arun Singh said the party will work to make members in every booth, an indication that the saffron party will go all out to make its presence felt in the Valley, a region where it has been traditionally an insignificant force.

Khanna is also the party’s in-charge for the state’s organisational affairs.

The appointment comes a day after the BJP working president J P Nadda chaired a meeting of the party’s Jammy and Kashmir unit core group.

The Election Commission is likely to announce the poll schedule after the Amarnath Yatra is over, with official sources indicating that the elections may be held in October-November.

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