The former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi is expected to be elected as the legislative party leader of the BJP on February 24, according to sources.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Jharkhand’s unit general secretary Deepak Paraksgh said that a meeting of party legislators has been called on February 24 in which the legislative party leader will be elected.
It is also reportedly said that all the legislators have been asked to be present on 24 February at the BJP headquarters in Ranchi for the election.
BJP sources say that the legislators’ meeting is a mere formality. Babulal Marandi, who has rejoined the saffron party, is all set to be elected the legislative party leader.
The election will take place in the presence of central BJP leader P Murlidhar Rao. After getting elected as the legislative party leader, Marandi will become the Leader of Opposition.
Bbaulal Marandi is returning to BJP after 14 years in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah on February 17.