Best Of Express Related News NRC deadline approaching, families stranded in Assam floods stay home Karnataka: Supreme Court to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook Ahead of polls, BJP appoints new party chiefs in Mumbai, Maharashtra; OBC leader to take over reins in UP Post Comment(s) Explained: The Hague rules on Kulbhushan Jadhav today Section 144 in Bengal town after TMC, BJP workers clash Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: July 17, 2019 3:34:37 am In the recent Lok Sabha elections, he was election in charge of Madhya Paredesh.Since Pandey was inducted into the Narendra Modi Cabinet, the BJP had been looking for a face who can lead the cadre not only in the upcoming bypolls on 12 seats but also the 2022 state polls.He also served as a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council from 2004 to “010.“He is the right choice as he is man of the cadre. In 2009, he was in charge of Lal Krishna Advani’s rallies in the state and has served as state general secretary and vice-president of the party in the state,” said a party leader, adding that he will serve as a bridge between the cadre and the government. Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP, says country safe under Modi, Shah Advertising Swatantra Dev Singh is from MirzapurWith an eye on consolidating its base among other backward classes (OBCs), the BJP on Tuesday appointed Swatantra Dev Singh as its new Uttar Pradesh chief. Advertising Sources informed Singh was in Varanasi when the party announced the decision on Tuesday. He was expected to arrive in Lucknow late on Tuesday night.The first task before Singh will be to retain 10 of the 12 bypoll seats. Singh is serving as Transport and Protocol Minister of State (Independent) in the Yogi Adityanath Cabinet. He will replace Mahendra Nath Pandey, who was named Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship after the recent Lok Sabha polls. Party’s national president Amit Shah announced the name.A Kurmi (OBC), Singh belongs to Mirzapur in eastern UP with a strong RSS and BJP background.Singh started his political career with student wing Akhil Bharitya Vidhyarthi Parishad, an affiliate of RSS, in the late 1980s. In past three decades, he has handled significant organisational responsibilities from being state president of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha in 2001 to in-charge of the membership campaign in 2014 to in-charge of the then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rallies in the state in 2014. Singh has been particularly active in Bundelkhand region, especially in Jhansi, since his Yuva Morcha days.