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Nalin Kumar Kateel to take charge as BJP state president on Aug 27

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Bengaluru, 25 August 2019 [Fik/News Sources]: BJP MP Nalin Kumar Kateel will be taking charge taking charge as the BJP state president on Tuesday, August 27 at Jagannath Bhavan.

The ceremony which was supposed to be held today was postponed due to the death of senior BJP leader and former Union minister Arun Jaitley.

The BJP on August 20 appointed Lok Sabha MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, a staunch Hindutva leader, as the president of its Karnataka unit, in place of BS Yediyurappa, who is now the chief minister of the southern state.

Kateel (53), who is serving his third consecutive term in the Lok Sabha, represents Dakshina Kannada and is known for his hardline Hindutva views.

He has an RSS background and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) decision to appoint him as its Karnataka unit chief is in line with its appointments of leaders with strong ideological moorings as heads of its different state units.

With Yediyurappa becoming the Karnataka chief minister last month, the saffron party has brought in his replacement in line with its “one person one post” norm.

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