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Tiwari, Rai appointed BJP's Delhi and Bihar unit presidents

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

chief today appointed party MPs Manoj Tiwari and Nityanand Rai as party's and unit presidents respectively.

While Tiwari replaces Satish Upadhyay, Rai replaces Mangal Pandey. Their tenures were long over and new appointments were awaited for the past few months.

Rai is a Yadav, a community over which RJD chief has a strong hold.

His appointment is seen as an effort by the to go beyond the upper castes, its traditional voters, and reach out to the OBCs in the caste-conscious state where it lost to JDU-RJD combine in the last assembly polls.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 10:57 IST