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Manoj Tiwari to be next Delhi BJP president

PTI
Published : Nov 30, 2016, 10:42 am IST
Updated : Nov 30, 2016, 10:57 am IST

Meanwhile, BJP leader Nityanand Rai will don the role of party president in Bihar.

Mnaoj Tiwari will be replacing Satish Upadhyay in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 Mnaoj Tiwari will be replacing Satish Upadhyay in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday appointed party MPs Manoj Tiwari and Nityanand Rai as party's Delhi and Bihar unit presidents respectively.

While Tiwari replaces Satish Upadhyay, Rai replaces Mangal Pandey. Their tenures were long over and new appointments were awaited for the past few months.

 

Rai is a Yadav, a community over which RJD chief Lalu Prasad has a strong hold.

His appointment is seen as an effort by the BJP to go beyond the upper castes, its traditional voters, and reach out to the OBCs in the caste-conscious state where it lost to JDU-RJD combine in the last assembly polls.

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