The speculations of Tiwari’s removal from the President post were doing rounds since the BJP was left red-faced in the Delhi assembly elections.
New Delhi| In latest developments, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has removed its MP Manoj Tiwari from the post of its Delhi Unit President. This comes a day after Tiwari was detained along with his several colleagues for protesting at the Rajghat. Aadesh Gupta has been appointed as the new President of Delhi BJP.
The speculations of Tiwari’s removal from the President post were going on since the BJP was left red-faced in the Delhi assembly elections, as Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party swept the state assembly polls. Tiwari, who often remains in the news for some or other controversies, was criticized severely in last week after he attended an event where he played cricket flouting the social distancing norms.
On Monday, the state unit President was detained along with MP Ramesh Bidhuri and former MP Maheish Girri after they staged protests at several locations in Delhi, claiming that the Delhi government has “failed” to handle the coronavirus pandemic.
Tiwari and eight others were later detained by the Delhi police. DCP (Central) Sanjay Bhatia said, “We detained over nine men (including Tiwari) after they were found protesting near Rajghat, which is not allowed now under social distancing norms. They were taken to Rajendra Nagar police station and released in the afternoon.”
Responding to the detention, Tiwari had said, “Only a few party workers were present and were following social distancing.”