Delhi BJP announces first list of 250 Mandal unit presidents in city

By: |
August 26, 2020 8:45 PM

As part of the ongoing organisational restructuring in the party, the list has 80 per cent new faces.

Delhi BJP unitParty leaders said the names of remaining Mandal presidents will be announced soon. There are a total of 280 ward (Mandal) units of the BJP in Delhi.

Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta on Wednesday announced the first list of 250 presidents of Mandal (ward) units, of which 80 per cent are new faces, as part of the ongoing organisational restructuring in the party.

All the Mandal presidents in the list are below 45 years of age as per the party policy, Delhi BJP media cell head Ashok Goel said.

“Among the new ward presidents, 55 belong to OBC, 36 SC, and 20 women categories. There are around 200 new faces and 50 have been repeated,” he said.

Party leaders said the names of remaining Mandal presidents will be announced soon. There are a total of 280 ward units of the BJP in Delhi.

The party is also expected to declare the names of new state office bearers and presidents of 14 district units in the next few days, they said.

Goel said the process for selecting ward presidents involved an extensive feedback exercise through party-appointed observers.

Nearly 4,500 party leaders, including former and current ward presidents, councilors, legislators, parliamentarians and state office bearers, were consulted and their feedback was taken for each ward, he said.

However, a section of party leaders alleged that the feedback process was “manipulated”and “hardworking” workers were denied their due in many cases. “There is resentment among such hardworking workers and they may register their protest at the party office,” said a senior Delhi BJP leader privy to organisational restructuring.

The BJP’s central leadership has appointed its national general secretary Arun Singh and Mahila Morcha president Vijaya Rahatkar as observers for organisational restructuring of the Delhi unit.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Central Vista construction: Centre hits back at Congress accusing it of hypocrisy
2AIIMS, Delhi Police refute reports of Chhota Rajan’s death due to COVD-19
3N Rangasamy sworn in as Puducherry Chief Minister for record fourth time; PM Modi congratulates him