Rajiv Pratap Rudy appointed as BJP national spokesperson

New Delhi, Dec 22  The BJP on Saturday appointed former Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy as the party’s national spokesperson.

A party statement said, BJP National President Amit Shah has appointed Rajiv Pratap Rudy, a Lok Sabha MP and former Union Minister, as national spokesperson with immediate effect.

Rudy, a parliamentarian from Saran in Bihar, had defeated Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s wife Rabri Devi in the 2014 general elections.

He was given independent charge of the skill development ministry in the Narendra Modi-led government, but was later dropped in a Cabinet reshuffle.