Keshav Maurya is new UP BJP chief

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Lucknow, April 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, April 8 appointed Keshav Maurya as its next president of the Uttar Pradesh unit. He will succeed Laxmikant Bajpayi.

Maurya is a Lok Sabha member from Phoolpur in Allahabad and has been associated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).

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His appointment indicates that the BJP is likely to embrace the Hindutva line ahead of assembly polls set for 2017.

Maurya has also been a legislator from Sirathu.

BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said: "Party workers are exited at the appointment of Maurya. We are now battle ready for 2017."

IANS

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