Mayawati BSP Uttar Pradesh chief Bhim Rajbhar
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chairman Mayawati has appointed Bhim Rajbhar as the new state president in Uttar Pradesh, replacing Munkad Ali.
Munkad Ali was appointed president of the state in August last year and the fact that the party did not win a single seat in the recently concluded by-elections of the Assembly is believed to be the reason for his removal.
A resident of the Mau district, Bhim Rajbhar belongs to the most backward class category and his appointment is aimed at bringing the MBC closer to the party.
Abhay Nath Tripathi, the BSP candidate in the recent by-election in Deoria, left the party on Sunday.
He claimed that the BSP was following wrong policies and accused the party coordinators of exploiting him mentally and financially.