OP Dhankar appointed BJP’s Haryana unit president

By appointing Dhankar, the BJP has continued with a Jat face, the most dominant caste in the state. Dhankar will replace incumbent Subhash Barala, who was also a Jat.

Written by July 19, 2020 20:54

New Delhi: BJP president JP Nadda on Sunday appointed O P Dhankar as the party president of the State, who was a cabinet minister in the BJP government in Haryana.

OP Dhankar appointed BJP's Haryana unit president

By appointing Dhankar, the BJP has continued with a Jat face, the most dominant caste in the state. Dhankar will replace incumbent Subhash Barala, who was also a Jat.

Letter issued by JP Nadda:

Both Dhankar and Barala had lost the Harayana Assembly elections held in October 2019. Dhankar was a Cabinet minister in the BJP government in Haryana.

Notably, despite a clean sweep in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a couple of months later in the Assembly elections, the BJP ended six short of the halfway mark in the 90-member Assembly with several senior leaders and ministers, including Dhankar and Barala, losing their seats.