The Delhi BJP got its new president in Adesh Kumar Gupta on Tuesday. He will take over from actor-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari.
Other than Delhi, the BJP effected change in leadership in Chhattisgarh and Manipur party units too. Vishnu Deo Sai and S Tikendra Singh were named as state party presidents of Chhattisgarh and Manipur, respectively.
Gupta is a former mayor of north Delhi municipal corporation. Manoj Tiwari, an MP, had offered to quit after the BJP lost to the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi assembly polls. Incidentally, Tiwari’s term was also over.
Sai was a Union minister in the first Modi government but could not contest the 2019 Lok 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.
The country is presently in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, with all political action limited to virtual announcements, meetings.
The development signals, to some extent, a return of regular political activities as lockdown restrictions across the country are relaxed.