Ahead of the General Assembly Polls approaching in 2024, the Bharatiya Janata Party have shuffled roles of top brass. Bandi Sanjay Kumar has been relieved from the post of Telangana Party Chief. G Kishan Reddy will now helm the post instead of Bandi Sanjay. Reddy is presently a Union Minister and holds the Tourism and Culture portfolio.
Meanwhile, the saffron party has appointed D Purandeshwari as the state chief on Andhra Pradesh BJP. Former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi has been named party president for Jharkhand.
Sunil Jakhar, who quit the Congress to join the BJP, has been named Punjab unit chief. Notably, Jakhar has previously held the position of Congress's state chief in Punjab.
In addition, the BJP has named Eatala Rajender as the chairman of the Election Management Committee in Telangana, ahead of the upcoming elections in the state later this year.
The party also appointed Kiran Kumar Reddy, the Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, as the Member of the National Executive Committee, BJP.
Speculation about a possible organisational restructuring within the party has been circulating, with several meetings chaired by BJP president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and General Secretary (Organization) B L Santosh.
This announcement follows a recent meeting of the Council of Ministers in the national capital, which was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It is being speculated that a blueprint had been chalked out to deploy Union Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar as the chief of BJP’s state unit in Madhya Pradesh. Similarly, Bhupendra Pradhan will also be assigned with the party responsibility in his home State of Odisha.
'Chapter closed without closure': Bandi Sanjay reacts to his removal
Bandi Sanjay Kumar, reacting to his removal as Telangana party chief, took to Twitter and thank the BJP high command, as well as party workers for the opportunity and support provided during his tenure.
However, in a cryptic message, he also said that some chapters in life have to close without closure.
Some chapters in our lives have to close without closure. Keep me in your blessings, in case I have unintentionally hurt anyone during my tenure. I am happy that I am not a sad story but all of you have given me the most memorable moments - be it staying with me during arrests, standing by when attacked or laughing in moments of joy. Hats off to BJP Karyakartas who in my fight against KCR regime faced arrests, attacks but stood your ground. Rain or shine you were with me, for I am one among you and will always be so."
"Under the able leadership of Shri @kishanreddybjp garu I look forward to working for the party with renewed vigour," he added.