Narendra Modi is BJP parliamentary party chief in both Houses

Written by Press Trust of India | Updated: Jul 13 2014, 05:53am hrs
Narendra ModiPrime minister Narendra Modi is the new leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament.
Prime minister Narendra Modi is the new leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament, reports PTI. Home minister Rajnath Singh will be the deputy leader of the party in the Lok Sabha and finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha. According to the newly-constituted BJP Parliamentary Party Executive Committee, the party has named parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu as the governments chief whip in Parliament, besides the chief whips of the government and the party in both the Houses. The party has also named 13 whips in Lok Sabha and three in Rajya Sabha. Ministers of state for parliamentary affairs Santosh Gangwar and Prakash Javadekar will be the governments deputy chief whips in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, respectively. Lok Sabha member from Rajasthan Arjun Ram Meghwal will be the partys chief whip in the Lok Sabha, while Rajya Sabha member from Punjab Avinash Rai Khanna will be the new party chief whip in the Upper House.