Sunil Bansal gets big responsibility
Lucknow: The BJP in Uttar Pradesh is once again banking on its national general secretary Sunil Bansal to ensure the party’s victory in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has appointed Bansal as the party’s UP in-charge of the mass contact campaign. The campaign will run for a month marking the completion of nine years of the BJP at the Center under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This campaign is being seen as a way to speed up the election preparations for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. This is the second time that the central leadership of the BJP in the state has entrusted Bansal with an important responsibility. Earlier, he was made in-charge of the BJP to look after organizational matters on 16 Lok Sabha seats. The party had lost these seats in the 2019 general elections. Bansal, an organizational leader who joined the party at the national level last year after his successful stint as state general secretary (organisation) in Uttar Pradesh, is currently the BJP in-charge of Odisha, Telangana and West Bengal.
Party’s central leadership has posted Bansal back to Uttar Pradesh considering his vast experience and micromanagement skills. It was under Shah and Bansal’s direct supervision that the BJP won 71 of the state’s 80 Lok Sabha seats for the first time in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP came to power for the first time in 2017 with a huge majority and then retained it in 2022.