Bengaluru, Mar 11: Elections are due in five States--Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry, and BJP's master strategist Amit Shah has hand picked seven Ministers to coordinate party works in a bid to strengthen it's position in the states.
Shah has also assigned ministers in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where BJP shares power with its ally Telegu Desam Party (TDP).
BJP has not been able to make major inroads in these states and ministers have been asked to take special attention in these states.
Party sources said that this is part of the BJP leadership's strategy to ensure cooperation between the government and organisation and to implement the government schemes effectively in states.
West Bengal is the next big election for BJP, and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman has given the charge to coordinate party work in the state.
Meanwhile, the coordination work in in Assam will be taken care by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan, in Odisha will be under the charge of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma.
Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Hansraj Ahir will coordinate the BJP's affairs in Telangana, and Union Health Minister J P Nadda will coordinate the work in Andhra Pradesh.
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Piyush Goyal shall coordinate the same in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, while, Minister of State for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy will coordinate work in Kerala, where it hasn't tasted victory in any election.
These elections are vital for BJP after its debacle in Delhi Assembly elections and to add strength in Rajya Sabha.