Bhupendra Chaudhary appointed as the new President of UP BJP. Lucknow News – Times of India

Lucknow: The BJP on Thursday appointed the state’s Panchayati Raj Minister Bhupendra Singh Choudhary as the new UP BJP Clearing the veil of the long-running suspense over the appointment of the party leader for the post of key organizational.
Choudhary will replace current state president Swatantra Dev Singh, who had sent his resignation to party president JP Nadda only last month.
An MLC, Choudhary (55) happens to be a prominent BJP leader from the Jat community – likely the saffron outfit – to cement its position in the politically sensitive West UP region ahead of the high stakes of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Choudhary, who has formerly been the state unit’s West UP region president, was deployed to pacify the Jat community at the peak of farmers’ agitation against three agricultural laws – he was brought back by PM Narendra Modi. Had taken it – before the UP elections. The issue was taken up by the opposition, essentially the SP-RLD alliance, in an attempt to turn the table on the BJP, which has been moving politically in the region, even as Jats and Muslims in 2013. After the Muzaffarnagar riots entered into sharp words.
Chaudhary’s backward caste credentials also highlight the BJP’s concerted efforts to consolidate its position among the OBCs, who are electorally important in politically important UP.
This is the BJP’s second significant selection from the West UP region, after the appointment of OBC Dharampal Singh Saini as the State General Secretary (Organisation). Saini hails from Bijnor, where Dalits and Muslims have a significant presence.
A native of Moradabad, Choudhary was recently named as MLC for the second time in a row. His term is till 6 July 2028. Chaudhary was the Panchayati Raj Minister in the previous tenure of the Adityanath government.
Born in 1966 in a farming family in Mahendri Sikanderpur village of Moradabad district, Chaudhary did his early education in the village itself before shifting to RN Inter College, Moradabad. He later joined the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and then formally joined the BJP in 1991. He contested the 1999 Lok Sabha election from Sambal against SP Patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, but lost by a margin of around 1.16 lakh votes.
on Wednesday, Bhupendra Chaudhary He was in the middle of an event in Azamgarh when he was called to Delhi by the party high command, fueling speculation that he would be the new boss of the UP BJP. Chaudhary met BJP President JP Nadda and the then Union Home Minister Amit Shah before the party formally appointed him as the new head of state.