New Delhi/Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday appointed Senior Party Leader and former Haryana Minister Om Prakash Dhankar as the party’s new state president.
The 58-year-old leader has replaced Subhash Barala, who has completed his tenure.
Dhankar was appointed as the state unit chief by BJP President J P Nadda, the party said in a statement and added that the appointment has been made with immediate effect.
Both Dhankar and Barala had lost the 2019 Haryana assembly elections. The appointment has been delayed by more than eight months. It was expected that a new president would be appointed after the announcement of the state assembly results.
Dhankar thanked the party high command for reposing faith in him and said he would dedicate himself to the cause to further strengthen the party.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulated Dhankar over his appointment.