BJP legislator from Jammu West assembly constituency, Sat Sharma, on Sunday was unanimously elected as party’s state president in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sharma, who had been party’s state vice-president until now, succeeds Jugal Kishore Sharma who is party’s Lok Sabha member from Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency. His election was announced by BJP national vice-president and observer for J&K state, Shyam Jaju at a large gathering of party office bearers, senior leaders, ministers, MLAs, MLCs and party activists from all the districts of the state.
Five BJP leaders from the state were also elected for the National Council from parliamentary constituencies. They included Kashmira Singh from Jammu-Poonch, Vijay Sharma from Udhampur-Kathua, Fayaz Bhat from Srinagar, D D Singh from Baramulla and Sayeda Ladakhi from Leh.
Sat Sharma was greeted by outgoing party president Jugal Kishore Sharma, J&K Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, MoS in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh, former state party president and MLC Ashok Khajuria, Shamsher Singh MP Manhas, State General Secretary (Org). Ashok Kaul, Ministers Abdul Gani Kohli, Priya Sethi, Sunil Sharma, vice-chairpersons Kuldeep Raj Gupta, Dr Nirmal Kamal and Daljeet Singh, senior leader Bansi Lal Bharti and others.
He was also offered sword by Jammu East MLA Dr Rajesh Gupta and a large number of party activists also garlanded him amid drumbeats and distribution of sweets.