Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced new presidents of party units in 51 districts in Uttar Pradesh's 75 districts, a party spokesman said.
The new appointments were announced by Chandauli MP Mahendra Nath Pandey who was the returning officer for the state organisational polls.
Party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak told IANS that this was the first set of list and names for remaining 24 districts would be announced shortly. Among the prominent ones are Mukesh Sharma (Lucknow city), Ram Niwas Yadav (Lucknow district), Pradeep Agrahari for Varanasi city, Sarvesh Kushwaha from Chandauli, Bhau Pratap from Ghazipur and Ashok Mishra from Sonebhadra.
O.P. Tripathi has been named as the district BJP chief of Pratapgarh, Ramesh Pasi of Kaushambi, Sushil Upadhyaya of Jaunpur, Janardan Tiwari of Gorakhpur, Arun Shukla from Maharajganj, Sharad Bajpayi from Lakhimpur and Avdhesh Srivastava from Barabanki.
In the bastions of the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) too, Alok Gupta is district president in Mainpuri, Shiv Mahesh Dubey in Etawah, Rajesh Singhal in Sambhal, Hariom Sharma in Moradabad.