The senior journalist had joined the saffron party three days ago

New Delhi: Senior journalist M.J. Akbar, who joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) only three days ago, was on Tuesday appointed as party’s national spokesperson.

Akbar, a Congress MP from Kishanganj in Bihar between 1989 and 1991, was appointed national spokesman by BJP president Rajnath Singh. He was also a Congress party spokesperson in 1989 ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

Rajnath Singh also appointed Arun Singh as in-charge of the party’s affairs in Odisha where assembly elections are also being held along with Lok Sabha elections.