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BJP Appoints Rajiv Pratap Rudy As It's National Spokesperson

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| December 22 , 2018 , 15:13 IST

Former Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy was appointed as a BJP national spokesperson by party president Amit Shah on Saturday.

BJP national general secretary Arun Singh said in an official letter, "BJP chief Amit Shah has appointed Rajiv Pratap Rudy as the national spokesperson with immediate effect."

Rudy, a Lok Sabha MP from Bihar had defeated Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi in 2014 general elections and was given independent charge of skill development ministry by Prime Minister Narendra Modi but was later dropped in a cabinet reshuffle.

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was set up by the Modi government in 2014 with an aim to provide training to about 50 crore candidates by 2022.

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Rudy was removed from the position as the trained candidates under skill development ministry’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) struggled to find jobs, amid rumors of deterioration of the quality of training.