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Satish Poonia tipped to become Rajasthan BJP president

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June 21, 2019, 8:51 am

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Satish Poonia of BJP. Photo credit: Poonia's twitter page.

Jaipur: MLA from Amber constituency in Jaipur Satish Poonia is likely to be appointed as the president of the Rajasthan BJP unit. The party high command has started deliberations over the possible candidates for the top organizational post in the state after Kota MP Om Birla’s appointment as Lok Sabha Speaker. MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and senior leader Rajendra Rathore are other two candidates being considered for the post, sources.

If appointed, Satish Poonia will replace Madan Lal Saini. He has an RSS background and has serve as general secretary four times and is currently the party’s state spokesperson. He is a prominent Jat leader in the state.

Earlier, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was being considered for the top post as he was not given cabinet birth despite being close to PM Narendra Modi and union home minister Amit Shah. However, Poonia’s name cropped up after Gajendra Singh Shekhawat became the cabinet minister and Om Birla was made Lok Sabha Speaker.

First published: June 21, 2019