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BJP Chief Amit Shah Holds Strategy Meeting With Party Leaders Of Poll-bound States; First Focus On Haryana, Jharkhand And Maharashtra

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:

In a major development, BJP national president and Home Minister Amit Shah have called a strategy meeting of the poll-bound states. 

Sources said that leaders of Haryana, Maharashtra, and Jharkhand will meet Amit Shah on June 9, Sunday. Assembly elections in the three states will take place later this year. In the Lok Sabha elections 2019, the BJP registered spectacular performance in all the three states. In Maharashtra, BJP won 23 seats and its ally Shiv Sena won 18 seats. In Jharkhand, the party wonn 11 out of state's 18 seats and it did a clean-sweep in Haryana. 

In the morning on Sunday, Amit Shah reached the BJP Headquarters in New Delhi. Sources in the next few days, he will also meet leaders and BJP workers of four other states that go on polls later next year. 

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As a home minister of the country, Amit Shah has been named in all the eight key Cabinet committees reconstituted by the Centre on June 5 while Prime Minister is on-board 6 committees barring Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and Cabinet Committee on Accommodation. The lone Cabinet Committee having only Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Shah on board is the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Union Minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman has been roped-in for six committees i.e. Cabinet Committee on Accommodation, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Security, Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth, Cabinet Committee on Employment & Skill Development. On the other hand, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh finds his say in only two Committees i.e. Cabinet Committee on Security and Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. Considered one of the most significant cabinet committees, the Cabinet Committee on Security also includes the Prime Minister, Shah, Sitharaman and Jaishankar apart from Rajnath Singh.

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Amit Shah has been president of the BJP since 2013 and it was speculated that if inducted in the cabinet, BJP might look for new party chief.

The eight committees which have been reconstituted include - Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Cabinet Committee on Accommodation, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Security, Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth, Cabinet Committee on Employment & Skill Development.

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