31/12/2015 1:27 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

'Mahabharat' Actress Rupa Ganguly To Head BJP's West Bengal Women's Wing

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KOLKATA, INDIA APRIL 9: (L- R) Actress Rupa Ganguly with Rahul Sinha, BJP State president (white kurta) during a releases of BJP Manifesto for forth coming Kolkata corporation election, on April 9, 2015 in Kolkata, India. (Photo by Indranil Bhoumik/Mint via Getty Images)

KOLKATA -- Actress-turned-politician Rupa Ganguly has been appointed chief of BJP's women's wing in West Bengal.

State BJP President Dilip Ghosh made a series of new appointments and removed most of the old office bearers who had held key posts during the tenure of his predecessor Rahul Sinha, party sources here said.

While Ganguly has been appointed the new Mohila Morcha President, Tushar Kanti Ghosh has been made the new youth-wing chief of BJP state unit in place of Amitava Roy, the sources said.

The new appointments come just days after 20 presidents of BJP's district organisations were replaced with new faces who are considered close to RSS.

Ganguly in a still from BR Chopra's Mahabharat


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