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Swatantra Dev Singh appointed as new BJP UP chief

Swatantra Dev Singh, an OBC leader, was Tuesday 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.

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New Delhi Published on: July 16, 2019 16:22 IST
Swatantra Dev Singh appointed as BJP UP chief
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Swatantra Dev Singh appointed as BJP UP chief

Swatantra Dev Singh, an OBC leader, was Tuesday 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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