The Hush Post| 1:07 pm|one-minute-read|
Former Himachal Pradesh health minister Rajeev Bindal is the new state BJP chief.
He was declared as the state BJP chief on Saturday.
National BJP secretary Sunil V. Deodhar made this announcement at a function here attended by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
Outgoing state BJP president Satpal Singh Satti and other ministers were also present. Bindal replaced Satti who has been Himachal BJP chief for nine years. Bindal filed a single nomination for the post on Friday.
He resigned as state Assembly Speaker on Thursday after the national BJP leadership decided to nominate him to the new post.
Bindal is close to BJP’s national working president Jagat Prakash Nadda. Nadda himself is from the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh.