BJP to oversee formation of govts in 3 states

New Delhi: With the results of Assembly elections declared on Tuesday, the BJP has appointed central observers to oversee the formation of governments in the states of Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand.

Speaking to reporters after attending a meeting of BJP Parliamentary Board held at party chief Nitin Gadkari`s residence here, BJP leader Ananth Kumar said the party had appointed central observers to oversee the formation of governments in the three states.

"BJP Parliamentary Board has decided that for the formation of a government in Punjab, we are sending there as observers our Leader in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and organisation general secretary Ram Lal," he said.

Kumar said that organisation in-charge Shanta Kumar and J P Nadda were already there in Punjab, where SAD-BJP alliance has a clear majority. "To form the government in Goa we are sending former BJP president Venkaiah Naidu and chief party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad," he said.

Kumar said the BJP is also expected to be invited to form government in Uttarakhand.
"In Uttarakhand, the BJP is (likely to be) the single largest party and the Governor of the state should invite the BJP to form a government and we will form the government," he said.

The BJP leader said that he along with former party chief Rajnath Singh was going to Uttarakhand to oversee the formation of BJP government there. Kumar was speaking to reporters after attending a meeting where apart from Gadkari, senior leaders L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu and Rajnath Singh were also present.