Chandigarh, Dec 25: Ahead of the crucial Punjab elections state BJP chief and Union Minister Vijay Sampla appointed his trusted lieutenant and senior party leader Avinash Rai Khanna as Chairman of the party’s state Election Campaign Committee.
Khanna who is currently holding the post of vice-president of the party and also the organisational in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan enjoys good support from RSS. During his tenure as state party chief BJP had a phenomenal performance during the 2007 Punjab polls, winning 19 of the 23 assembly seats it contested.
Khanna got elected as an MLA from Garhshsnkar and became the Legislative Group Party Leader of BJP in Punjab Assembly. Later he became the state president of Punjab BJP. Avinash Rai Khanna fought election from Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha. He represents party from Rajya Sabha MP from the state of Punjab.
Khanna got elected as an MLA from Garhshsnkar and became the Legislative Group Party Leader of BJP in Punjab Assembly. Consequently, he grew in stature and was made the president of Punjab BJP.
Later, Khanna represented Hoshiarpur in the Lok Sabha and was also elected as Rajya Sabha MP from the state. During early nineties he had served as the president of ‘Sewa Bharti’ Garhshankar unit then he shifted his guards and joined politics.