Kamal Morarka now heads Chandrashekhar's party SJP (Rashtriya)

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New Delhi, Sep 1 (UNI) In the run up to the coming elections to the Lok Sabha, the Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) has named Mr Kamal Morarka, a former Union Minister and industrialist, for the office of presidentship, which was lying vacant after its founder president and former prime minister Chandrashekhar died last year.

The decision to hand over the top office to Mr Morarka was taken by the party National Executive which met here last evening.

The new president has been authorised to nominate the leaders for vacant posts of the party at district, state and national levels.

The Executive also decided to restrengthen the party's organisational network from the grass-root level to prepare it for active participation in the coming Parliamentary elections.

As a strategic move, the Executive appointed three Committees for taking up flood relief work in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

The Punjab committee is headed by Mr Darshan Singh Jeeda who is president of the state unit of the party.

Mr Jeeda said leaders of his party in Punjab would soon meet to evolve a programme for opposing the 'anti-people' policies of the ruling Akali-BJP coalition in the state.

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