Irked with the Bahujan Samaj Party’s dismal performance in the recently held UP bypolls, party chief Mayawati carried out a major rejig in the organisation on Thursday.
A couple of days back, Mayawati had sacked state BSP chief Munkad Ali, replacing him with OBC leader Bheem Rajbhar. On Thursday, party units in Lucknow, Prayagraj, Mirzapur and Meerut division were also reshuffled. The recent rejig is being seen as BSP’s preparations for the 2022 UP Assembly polls.
The BSP chief removed Lucknow division president Bhimrao Ambedkar and moved him to Prayagraj division. Chief sector in-charge of Lucknow, Ashok Siddharth, Dr Ramkumar Kuril, Naushad Ali, Dr Vinod Bharti and Vinay Kashyap have been asked to oversee things in Lucknow division.
In Rae Bareli, Harish Sailani, BD Suman, Vijay Gautam have been asked to lead the party unit.
In Hardoi, Randhir Bahadur, Mewalal Verma, Rakesh Kumar Gautam have been vested with the responsibility and Umashankar Gautam and Amrish Gautam have been made in-charges of Lakhimpur Kheri.
In Sitapur, Chandrika Prasad Gautam, Ramamurthy Madhukar, and Sowran Gautam have been made the in-charges while Dr Sushil Kumar alias Munna and Omprakash Gautam have been asked to lead the party unit in Unnao.
In Prayagraj division, Bhimrao Ambedkar, Ashok Kumar Gautam, Amarendra Bahadur Passi, Deepchandra Gautam and Dr Jagannath Pal would now manage the show.
In Mirzapur division, Bhimrao Ambedkar, Ashok Kumar Gautam, Amarendra Bahadur Passi, Guddu Ram, Subodh Ram have got the responsibility.
Similarly, MLCs Atar Singh Rao and Pradeep Jatav, and Satpal Settla, Sohan Veer Jatav will lead the party in Meerut division.
Rajbhar (51) has been a Mayawati loyalist and has been associated with the BSP for 35 years. He was asked to oversee the recent Bihar Assembly elections in which the party was part of the Grand Democratic Secular Front, along with Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM and Om Prakash Rajbhar’s Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP).