Home » News » Politics » BJP Appoints Bawankule Maharashtra Unit Chief, Ashish Shelar Head of Mumbai Unit
1-MIN READ

BJP Appoints Bawankule Maharashtra Unit Chief, Ashish Shelar Head of Mumbai Unit

PTI

Last Updated: August 12, 2022, 15:52 IST

New Delhi, India

Bawankule's appointment highlights the BJP's bid to consolidate backward community votes in the state as it gears up for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. (PTI)

Bawankule's appointment highlights the BJP's bid to consolidate backward community votes in the state as it gears up for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. (PTI)

Bawankule, an OBC by caste replaced Chandrakant Patil, a Maratha, as he became the Minister in the newly sworn cabinet of the ShindeFadnavis government

The BJP on Friday appointed Chandrashekhar Bawankule as its Maharashtra unit president and Ashish Shelar as its Mumbai unit chief. Bawankule, an OBC by caste replaced Chandrakant Patil, a Maratha, as he became the Minister in the newly sworn cabinet of the Shinde-Fadnavis government.

Similarly Shelar, who is also a Maratha by caste replaced Mangal Prabhat Lodha as the Mumbai unit president. Lodha also became minister in the recently sworn cabinet of the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra.

Bawankule’s appointment highlights the BJP’s bid to consolidate backward community votes in the state as it gears up for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

Read the Latest News and Breaking News here

Tags:
first published:August 12, 2022, 15:52 IST
last updated:August 12, 2022, 15:52 IST