New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday appointed Vanathi Srinivasan as the president of its women’s wing, according to a party statement. Srinivasan will succeed Vijaya Rahatkar as the BJP Mahila Morcha chief. Also Read - COVID-19: BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari Passes Away, PM Modi Condoles Demise

BJP president J P Nadda appointed Srinivasan, an office-bearer of the party’s Tamil Nadu wing, to the post. She had unsuccessfully contested the Tamil Nadu assembly elections. Also Read - PM Modi To Inaugurate Widened NH Stretch, Attend Dev Deepawali in Varanasi Today

Rahatkar was recently appointed as a national secretary in Nadda’s new team of office-bearers. The party also appointed Amitava Chakraborty as the general secretary (organisation) in the party’s West Bengal unit. Also Read - Hyderabad Will be Free of 'Nizam Culture', Promises Amit Shah if BJP Voted to Power