Kohli takes over as Delhi BJP chief

January 8th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyNew Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Former MP Om Prakash Kohli Thursday took charge as the new president of the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a month after his party lost assembly elections in the city to the Congress.Kohli succeeds Harshvardhan, who came under criticism after the party lost the battle for power in assembly elections.

In his first speech, Kohli, a veteran politician, told party workers at the Delhi BJP ofdice to start preparing for the Lok Sabha elections due in April-May.

“There is not much difference between the percentage of votes secured by the BJP and the Congress in the assembly elections. BJP workers should start preparation to win all the seven seats in the Lok Sabha elections,” Kohli told his supporters.

Harshvardhan became the Delhi BJP president Dec 19, 2003.

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