New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday declared senior leader Mukul Roy as the chief of BJP campaign committee for West Bengal. He has been appointed as the convenor of the Election Committee for the state. It is being said that Roy will steer the election campaign in West Bengal.

The former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader is considered as a highly skilled leader and the BJP wants to utilise the organisational skills of Roy in the upcoming polls.

Earlier this year, the BJP leader was appointed as the convenor of the panchayat committee formed by the West Bengal BJP leadership to look into the upcoming rural polls in the state. “From selecting candidates to choosing the mode of the campaign, everything will be decided by Roy. We hope to put up candidates in all the panchayat seats across the state,” a senior BJP leader had said.

The BJP, which is aspiring to become the main opposition in the state, had conducted a panchayat conference in the city to look into various organisational aspects of the party. The rural polls would be held later this year, the dates of which are yet to be announced.