Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has appointed Rohit Shekhar, son of former UP and Uttarakhand CM ND Tewari, as the advisor to the department of transport in the state.
Yesterday's appointment is being seen as Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh's Yadav's way of reciprocating the support shown by Tewari towards his party leadership since the Akhilesh Yadav government came to power in March 2012.
Principal secretary, transport, Kumar Arvind Deo issued the orders of Rohit Shekhar's appointment as advisor to the department.
After 2012 assembly polls, Tiwari had shifted to Lucknow from Uttarakhand. He had actively taken part in government functions and shared dais with Chief Minister on many occasions.
In last year's Lok Sabha polls, Tewari had projected the Mulayam as the next Prime Minister of India.
The veteran Congress leader had earlier publically asked his son Rohit to meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and take tips on politics from him.
In the recent past, both Mulayam and his son Akhilesh Yadav have called on Tewari at his residence on his birthdays and festivals.