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Harsh Vardhan new Delhi BJP chief

Posted on Feb 19 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 19 : BJP leader Harsh Vardhan was Wednesday appointed chief of the party's Delhi unit, replacing Vijay Goel.

The appointment was made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh, after he accepted the resignation of Goel, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.

"Party president Rajnath Singh has appointed senior leader Harsh Vardhan as president of Delhi BJP with immediate effect," a party statement said.

Harsh Vardhan was the party's chief ministerial candidate in the Delhi polls and headed the BJP in the assembly.

Bagging 31 seats in the December assembly elections, the BJP failed to form a government in Delhi as it did not reach the halfway mark in the 70-member house.

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