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  India   Politics  16 Dec 2016  Poonam Mahajan replaces Anurag Thakur as BJP’s youth wing chief

Poonam Mahajan replaces Anurag Thakur as BJP’s youth wing chief

PTI
Published : Dec 16, 2016, 2:20 am IST
Updated : Dec 16, 2016, 2:50 am IST

Amit Shah also named new chiefs for four other party wings — SC, ST, OBC and Kisaan morchas.

 BJP MP Poonam Mahajan (Photo: AP)
  BJP MP Poonam Mahajan (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: In first major reshuffle in the party since he took over as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president for second time, Amit Shah on Thursday appointed first time Lok Sabha MP Poonam Mahajan as the party’s youth-wing chief, replacing Anurag Thakur who was at the helm for over six years.

Mr Shah also named new chiefs for four other party wings — SC, ST, OBC and Kisaan morchas. Ms Mahajan (36), the new Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha president is daughter of late party leader Pramod Mahajan and currently a Lok Sabha member from Mumbai North-Central.

Vinod Sonkar, a Lok Sabha member from Kaushambi, Ramvichar Netam, a Rajya Sabha member from Chhattisgarh, Virendra Singh ‘Mast’ and former MP Dara Singh Chauhan were named as new presidents of party’s SC, ST, Kisan and OBC wings, respectively.

Mr Sonkar replaces Dushyant Kumar Gautam while Mr Netam, Mr Chauhan and Mr Mast were appointed in place of Faggan Singh Kulaste, S.P. Singh Baghel and Vijaypal Singh Tomar, respectively.

Mr Mast (60) is a third term MP, who represents Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh in Lok Sabha.Mr Chauhan joined the BJP in 2015 after quitting the BSP.

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