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 - Oops! Brand-New Road in UP Cracks Open After BJP MLA Slams Coconut During Inauguration | Watch

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 - CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021: Board Acknowledges Error in Sociology Paper on 'Gujarat Violence', to Take Action Against Paper Setters

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 - Punjab Assembly Polls: Akali Dal's Manjinder Singh Sirsa Joins BJP In Presence of Union Ministers