- MP Arun Sao appointed Chhattisgarh BJP president
- MP Arun Sao replaced Vishnudeo Sai, who served as the state party president since 2020.
- BJP National President released a statement about the appointment.
Raipur: The BJP on Tuesday appointed Bilaspur MP Arun Sao as the Chhattisgarh party president as it looks to rev up its organisational machinery in the Congress-ruled state ahead of assembly polls next year.
The announcement of Vishnudeo Sai being replaced was made by National BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda through a statement.
The 53-year-old Sao had long worked for the RSS students’ wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and was elected to Lok Sabha for the first time in 2019. He has also been the Deputy Advocate General in the High Court. Apart from this, he has also been the State General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
Since the Baghel govt has taken over the reins, BJP has replaced the state president twice. Tribal leader Vikram Usendi was replaced in an year by Vishnudeo Sai in 2020.