Manoj Tiwari removed from Delhi BJP chief’s post, Aadesh Kumar Gupta to take over

Manoj Tiwari removed from Delhi BJP chief’s post, Aadesh Kumar Gupta to take over

NEW DELHI: Delhi chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Manoj Tiwari was replaced by Adesh Kumar Gupta on Tuesday, the party said.nnThe BJP appointed Adesh Kumar Gupta as its Delhi unit chief and tribal leader and former Union minister Vishnu Deo Sai as its Chhattisgarh state president, the party said in a statement.nnGupta is a former mayor of north Delhi municipal corporation and replaces Manoj Tiwari, a member of Lok Sabha, at the helm in the Delhi BJP.nnTiwari had offered to quit after the BJP lost to the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi assembly polls and his term was also over.nnSai was a Union minister in the first Modi government but could not contest the 2019 Lol Sabha polls after the BJP decided to not repeat any of its sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh after losing to the Congress in the assembly polls.nnHe replaces Vikram Usendi.nnIn another appointment, the party made S Tikendra Singh its Manipur state president.nnThese are the first important organisational appointments in the BJP after the coronavirus outbreak curbed political activities and the party primarily focussed on steering relief work for people affected by the lockdown.nnThe development signals, to some extent, a return of regular political activities as lockdown restrictions across the country are relaxed.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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