Describing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's poll campaign theme 'Har Ghar Dastak' as a gimmick, the BJP today questioned the JD-U's source of funds for the election campaign and claimed that the state government was intimidating corporates for the purpose.
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi alleged in a statement that the ruling party converted transfers and postings of government employees into an industry to raise money to meet expenditure of the Assembly polls in Bihar.
Modi criticised Kumar for going to doors of the people to find out their problems after pushing Bihar into 'jungle raj' by joining forces with the RJD supremo Lalu Prasad.
"Having pushed Bihar into 'jungle raj' by clinging on to the RJD supremo's lathi, Kumar is indulging in theatrics by going to doors of the people to find out their problems under his campaign theme 'Har Ghar Dastak' (knocking each home).
This was the first meeting of the BJP's office-bearers after the National Executive meeting held in Bangalore in April this year.
BJP vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna and general secretary Saroj Pandey have been made in-charge of Rajasthan and Maharashtra, respectively. Both posts had been lying vacant after Nadda became a minister at the Centre.
Most of the state in-charges have retained their place while some have been moved to other states, besides a few others being put in charge of states where vacancies existed.
MPs Virendra Khateek and Ramesh Bidhuri besides Rameshwar Chaurasiya, Satyendra Kushwaha and Sunil Ojha are the new co-incharges of UP, a party statement said.
Party secretary Sidharth Nath Singh has been made the in-charge of Andhra Pradesh while in West Bengal, where he was the in-charge so far, he is now a co-incharge.
Prabhat Jha, a vice president, has been moved from Delhi and is the new in-charge of Punjab and Chandigarh. Shyam Jaju, also a vice-president, is the new in-charge of Delhi.
Mahesh Giri, MP from East Delhi who was recently appointed a secretary, has been made in-charge of Puducherry. Jaju will also take care of the party's affairs in Uttarakhand while Rao will also be in-charge of Tamil Nadu, besides Karnataka where he is already in-charge.
Khanna will continue to be in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir, the party said. Anil Jain, who is in-charge of Haryana, will also take care of the party's affairs in Chhattisgarh.
Party general secretary Murlidhar Rao has been made in-charge of Yuva Morcha, headed by MP Anurag Thakur, while general secretary Bhupendra Yadav is the in-charge of SC Morcha. Newly-appointed secretary Farooq Khan has been appointed in-charge of Minority Morcha. Secretary Sudha Yadav is the in-charge of the OBC Morcha.
Vijay Pal Singh Tomar is the new president of 'Kisan Morcha'.
BJP President Shah also reviewed various programmes of the party including the ongoing training drive of its new members through 'Maha Prashikshan Abhiyan'.