Actor-politician Manoj Tiwari replaced by Adesh Kumar Gupta as Delhi BJP president

WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jun 02, 2020, 03.38 PM(IST)

File photo: Manoj Tiwari. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Tiwari was appointed the president of the BJP's Delhi unit in 2016. The decision to replace Tiwari comes a few months after the party lost the Delhi Assembly election to the Aam Aadmi Party. 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has replaced the top leadership of the state unit. Actor-politician Manoj Tiwari has been replaced by Adesh Kumar Gupta as Delhi BJP president.JP Nadda appointed him on this post.

Gupta is a former mayor of the NDMC and Councillor from West Patel Nagar. 

Tiwari was appointed the president of the BJP's Delhi unit in 2016. The decision to replace Tiwari comes a few months after the party lost the Delhi Assembly election to the Aam Aadmi Party. 

After facing defeat in the Delhi assembly elections, it was revealed in the internal meeting of BJP that the votes of the Sikh and Punjabi community from Pakistan went to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). 

However, Purvanchali voters in big numbers voted for the BJP in the Delhi assembly elections.

(With inputs from agencies)