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Last Updated : Jul 16, 2019 05:56 PM IST | Source: PTI

BJP appoints Swatantra Dev Singh its UP chief

Swatantra Dev Singh is a Kurmi, one of the influential backward castes in the state.


Swatantra Dev Singh, an OBC leader, was July 16 appointed the BJP's Uttar Pradesh president, replacing Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey. Pandey was inducted in the Union Cabinet, necessitating a change of guard in the state.

Singh is a Kurmi, one of the influential backward castes in the state.

His appointment is seen as part of the BJP's effort to consolidate its support among the OBCs, who strongly backed it in the state Assembly and recent Lok Sabha polls.

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First Published on Jul 16, 2019 05:27 pm
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