Rajiv Pratap Rudy New BJP National Spokesperson

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New Delhi: To improve communication through the media in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday appointed former Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy as the party’s national spokesperson. Rudy is a Lok Sabha member from Saran in Bihar.

This was the first organisational appointment after the party’s defeat in three state polls. Rudy was earlier Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the present NDA government.

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, a Lok Sabha MP from Bihar who had defeated RJD president Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi in 2014 general elections, was given independent charge of skill development ministry by Prime Minister Narendra Modi but was later dropped in a cabinet reshuffle.

Mr Rudy, a Rajput leader, was also a minister in the first BJP-led NDA government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee.