Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey appointed UP BJP chief

New Delhi [India]: Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey has been appointed as next Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president.

BJP president Amit Shah appointed Pandey as the next UP BJP chief with immediate effect.

Pandey is a BJP MP from Chandauli constituency.

Pandey will replace Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who was serving as UP BJP chief.

Maurya also congratulated the new BJP chief.

The decision to appoint a new chief has come forth as Maurya is expected to be elected to the Legislative Council to continue as Deputy Chief Minister of UP as he is not the member of the UP Assembly.(ANI)