Crucial changes at the top as BJP takes stock of its Delhi, Himachal losses

New presidents and general secretaries (organisation) expected to bring in different core strengths as they restore organisational health and rebuild party in both states ground up

Smarting from back-to-back electoral defeats in December 2022 — first in the prestigious municipal corporation elections of Delhi, a first in 15 years, and the Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh — BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda finally swung into action last Sunday. Keeping the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in mind, he effected organisational changes that indicate he could be seeking to be in the driver’s seat on party affairs in both the national capital as well as its British-era summer standby.

Not only was Suresh Kashyap was replaced as the president of the Himachal Pradesh BJP with Dr Rajeev Bindal, Himachal BJP general secretary (organisation) Pavan Rana and his Delhi counterpart Siddharthan swapped roles.

On road to 2024 polls, BJP Delhi chief rekindling old connections

During his daily ‘pravas’, or visits, at different districts, Sachdeva not only makes contact with new potential members, but makes it a point to rekindle his connection with old hands who have been inactive or dormant in regard to the party’s organisational affairs for various periods of time.

In addition to establishing fresh links, new BJP Delhi chief Virendra Sachdeva is prioritising connecting with its ‘old friends’ on the sidelines of an ongoing expansion drive, party insiders said.

During his daily ‘pravas’, or visits, at different districts, Sachdeva not only makes contact with new potential members, but makes it a point to rekindle his connection with old hands who have been inactive or dormant in regard to the party’s organisational affairs for various periods of time, according to sources.

Business Blasters: 100 picked among 995 Delhi school teams

As per an official notification, 995 Business Blaster teams from government schools from among 2 lakh students presented their ideas before 165 panels at 33 locations at district level.

Under the second edition of Business Blasters, an entrepreneurship programme by the Delhi government, 100 startups that will compete in the investment expo were selected Thursday from among 995 teams.

Education Minister Atishi visited Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Rouse Avenue, to learn about the business ideas of students and participate in discussions with students.

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