Swatantra Dev Singh was elected unopposed as the president of Uttar Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party.
BJP national general secretary and central observer Bhupendra Yadav announced the name of the new elected state president here on Friday.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was among the first to greet Swatantra Dev Singh for being elected as the president of the BJP’s UP unit. Singh was the only candidate who had filed nomination paper for the post of UP BJP president on Thursday and the formal announcement of his election was made on Friday.
Singh was appointed president of UP BJP on July 19, 2019.
Later, addressing the party workers, Yogi Adityanath said the BJP would gain from the leadership of Singh.
“He is a multi-dimensional leader. He has vast experience in the organisation and he has excelled. When he was made minister in the government, he did exceptional work,” the chief minister said.
Yogi said that as state president, Singh would give new direction to the party and will take BJP to new height.
As Singh was declared state president, party workers celebrated the announcement with beating of drums.
Young BJP leader Neeraj Singh led a procession of jubilant party workers from Daya Nidhan Park to party headquarters.
Dilip Srivastava, another party leader, hailed Singh’s election as the state president.