The BJP on Friday appointed MLA Madan Kaushik as its Uttarakhand State president, replacing Banshidhar Bhagat who may be inducted as a Minister in the government headed by Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat.
In a tweet in Hindi, Kaushik said: "I have been appointed as the state BJP President of Uttarakhand by the party. I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. I am committed to forming a BJP led government in Uttarakhand again in 2022."
Legislative Assembly elections will be held in Uttarakhand in 2022 to elect 70 members of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly. The term of the current assembly elected in 2017 will end in March 2022.
Madan Kaushik is an MLA from the Haridwar constituency. Banshidhar Bhagat is a BJP MLA from the Kaladhungi Kaladhungi constituency in the Nainital district.