Daya Shankar is UP BJP vice president again

Daya Shankar, who was expelled from the BJP after he compared BSP chief Mayawati to a prostitute, returned to the fold soon after Yogi Adityanath formed government in Uttar Pradesh last year.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2018 12:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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Daya Shankar Singh was removed from the party after he compared BSP supremo Mayawati to a prostitute ahead of the state assembly elections in 2017. (PTI FILE PHOTO)

BJP’s Daya Shankar Singh, who was removed from the party after he compared BSP supremo Mayawati to a prostitute, made a comeback as the vice president of the Uttar Pradesh unit again on Friday.

Soon after coming to power in 2017 polls, among the first few things the BJP did was to revoke Singh’s expulsion. His wife, Swati Singh, is a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government.

Muzaffarnagar’s riot accused MP, Sanjeev Balyan, was also made UP vice president. Union home minister Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj was retained as state general secretary while Rajasthan governor and former party heavyweight Kalyan Singh’s son Rajbir failed to hold his place in the UP body.

Businessman Sudhir Halwasiya finds a place in the BJP body that has 15 vice presidents, 7 general secretaries, 16 secretaries.

Sunil Bansal, a confidant of BJP chief Amit Shah, continues as general secretary (organisation).

BJP MPs Kaushal Kishore and Rajesh Verma were made state chiefs of SC Morcha and OBC Morcha, respectively. Darshana Singh replaces Swati Singh as state chief while Subhash Yadav was made chief of Yuva Morcha.

First Published: Feb 10, 2018 12:35 IST