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Shivraj, Raman, Vasundhara appointed BJP vice presidents

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Former Chief Ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and were on Thursday appointed BJP's national vice presidents, a day ahead of the party's meet here in

"has appointed Chouhan, Raje and Singh as the party's national with immediate effect," an official statement issued by the party said.

In the recent Assembly polls, the was routed in where the Raman Singh-led party had been in power for 15 years, making him the longest-serving of the saffron party.

The BJP was defeated in under Chouhan and under Raje in closely fought contetsts.

Like Chhattisgarh, the BJP was also in power in for the last 15 years. The 59-year-old Chouhan first became the of in November 2005 after the party forced then to resign from his post. Gaur had replaced former Chief Minister Uma Bharti, under whose leadership the BJP had dethroned then Chief Minister in 2003.

The results in the Hindi heartland states came as a major shock to the BJP, which had won all the major states barring Delhi, Bihar, and in elections held since the sweeping victory in the 2014 elections.



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 21:44 IST