Ahead of the crucial national election, former Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy was appointed as a BJP national spokesperson by party president Amit Shah.
A party statement said his appointment will take place with immediate effect.
Rudy is a Lok Sabha MP from Bihar who had defeated RJD president Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi in 2014 general elections.
Again, Rudy has held organisational responsibilities in the past as well and was also a general secretary, a key position.
The Rajput leader was a minister in the first BJP-led NDA government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee and was also made a minister in the Modi government.
He was later dropped in a cabinet reshuffle. >