New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that they would be forming 15 sub-committees which will include stakeholders from various fields to establish direct communication with the public following a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Lok Sabha Election Manifesto Committee at the party headquarters in Delhi on Sunday.

Singh who chaired the 20-member committee meeting said, “We will be forming 15 committees, these will include stakeholders from various fields to establish direct communication with the public.”

BJP national president Amit Shah had last week announced that Rajnath will head the BJP’s Manifesto Committee for the Lok Sabha elections. The other member of the Manifesto Committee include Arun Jaitley, Nirmala Sitharaman, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, KJ Alphons, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Kiren Rijiju, Sushil Kumar Modi, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Arjun Munda, Ram Madhav, Bhupendra Yadav, Narayan Rane, Meenakshi Lekhi, Sanjay Paswan, Hari Babu, and Rajendra Mohan Singh Cheema.

Amit Shah had also announced that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will lead the 8-member Publicity Committee and Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will head the 10-member Social Self-help Outreach Committee.

The Publicity Committee headed by Jaitley will include Piyush Goyal, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Anil Jain, Mahesh Sharma, Satish Upadhyay, Rajiv Chandrashekar, and Rituraj Sinha. The committee headed by Gadkari has Kailash Vijayvargiya, Sadanand Gowda, Kalraj Mishra, Shiv Prasad Shukla, Vijay Sampla, SS Ahluwalia, Bandaru Dattatreya, RP Singh, and Mange Ram in the team.

Two 13-member teams will look after media and social media respectively. Ravi Shankar Prasad will look after the media while Shyam Jaju will be in charge of social media. Union minister Prakash Javadekar will lead the wing which will organise meetings of intellectuals. He will be supported by Meenakshi Lekhi, Sambit Patra and Murlidhar Rao.

The BJP also has a three-member ‘Bike Rally Committee’. It will see Sanjiv Chaurasia, Pradeep Singh Baghela and Saurabh Chaudhary. There’s also a committee for ‘Mann ki Baat’ headed by Arun Singh.

The Lok Sabha polls are expected to be held in April-May with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking re-election.