Bhartiya Janata Party today appointed senior party leader and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari as the election In-charge for the forthcoming Goa Assembly elections. The elections are scheduled in March 2017 and most parties are in a preparation mode for the polls. Gadkari’s appointment was announced by party president Amit Shah, who is on a three-day visit to the state. Besides Gadkari, senior leader Laxman Gilua was appointed as the new state president of Jharkhand by Shah. Shah on Saturday kicked-off party’s campaign for upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Sounding the poll bugle, Shah claimed that his party will 27 seats in the 40-seat assembly. Shah said that Goa election victory will lay the foundation stone for party success in 2019 parliamentary elections.
Shah made the comments while addressing 10,000 booth-level workers convention organised at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium at Bambolim. 2017 will be an important year for BJP as the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Gujarat and Goa are going to the polls.