BJP MP Nalin Kumar Kateel was on Tuesday felicitated by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa after the latter took charge as the Karnataka BJP chief.
Three-time MP from Dakshina Kannada, Kateel was appointed Karnataka unit BJP president on August 20.
"BJP national president Amit Shah has appointed MP Nalin Kumar Kateel state president of Karnataka BJP. The appointment comes into immediate effect," a press release by the BJP said.
A building contractor by profession, Kateel has been an RSS worker since the age of 18 and started his political career in the BJP in 2004.
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