BJP ministers would have stepped down if there were any corruption charges against them: Rajnath Singh
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday constituted the parliamentary party executive committee appointing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as the deputy leader in the Lok Sabha.
The party has appointed Union Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot as leader and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal as his deputy in the Rajya Sabha. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi has been made the government chief whip, according to an official release.
Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal will be the party's chief whip in the Lok Sabha, and Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan chief whip in the Rajya Sabha.
The party has appointed 18 whips in the Lok Sabha, including three women MPs and six in the Rajya Sabha.
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