Ahead of 2024 polls, Congress takes big step in UP, appoints Ajay Roy as party chief in state

Ajay Roy

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A local strongman in the Varanasi region, Rai has changed his party several times. He started his political career as a member of the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He won three consecutive Legislative Assembly elections from Kolasala constituency between 1996 and 2007 on a BJP ticket.

Congress is busy preparing for the 2024 elections. Amidst all this, Congress has taken a big step in Uttar Pradesh. In fact, the Congress has handed over the responsibility of the state to former MLA Ajay Roy. That is, Ajay Rai, who is contesting elections against Modi from Varanasi, will be the president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee. Ajay Roy will replace Brijlal Khabari. Let us tell you that Uttar Pradesh is a very important state politically. Priyanka Gandhi herself is the General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, Congress is trying to consolidate its ground in Uttar Pradesh. Ajay Rai is a dedicated party worker. There are great attacks on the opponent. Along with this, he is also quite active on the ground.

Who is Ajay Roy?

A local strongman in the Varanasi region, Rai has changed his party several times. He started his political career as a member of the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He won three consecutive Legislative Assembly elections from Kolasala constituency between 1996 and 2007 on a BJP ticket. He left the party after not getting Lok Sabha ticket. He then joined the Samajwadi Party and failed in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. Subsequently, he won the 2009 Legislative Assembly by-election as an independent from Kolasala constituency. He joined the Indian National Congress in 2012.

The election was fought against Modi.

After the Kolasla constituency ceased to exist following delimitations, he won the 2012 assembly elections from the newly formed Pindra constituency, which includes a large part of the former Kolasla constituency. He was the Congress candidate for the Varanasi parliamentary seat in the 2014 and 2019 general elections, and lost to Narendra Modi. In 2019, Ajay Roy got 152,548 votes. While in 2014, 75,614 He could only get votes.

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