Adesh Gupta replaces Manoj Tiwari as Delhi BJP chief
The BJP on Tuesday appointed Adesh Kumar Gupta as its Delhi unit chief and tribal leader, replacing Manoj Tiwari, a member of the Lok Sabha, the party said in a statement.
Former Union minister Vishnu Deo Sai has been appointed as BJP's Chhattisgarh state president, the statement said.
Gupta, a former mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation, replaced Tiwari, a member of Lok Sabha, had offered to quit after the BJP lost to the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly polls. Tiwari's term was was over as well.
Sai 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. He replaces Vikram Usendi.
In another appointment, the party made S. Tikendra Singh its Manipur state president.
These are the first important organisational appointments in the BJP after the coronavirus outbreak curbed political activities and the party was primarily focusing on steering relief work for people affected by the lockdown.
The development signals, to some extent, a return of regular political activities as lockdown restrictions across the country are relaxed.