Ex-DGP Brij Lal appointed chief of UP's SC/ST commission
New Delhi: At a time when the BJP-led governments in the Centre and the states are in the line of fire over issues related to the Dalits, the Uttar Pradesh government under Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday appointed former UP DGP Brij Lal as chairman of the Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Brij Lal, who joined the BJP in January 2015, was considered close to BSP chief Mayawatiand had served on prime postings, including the top post in police, during the BSP rule.
After he retired, it was speculated that Brij Lal being a powerful Dalit officer would join the BSP.
Brij Lal was posted as ADG (Law and Order) soon after the BSP came to power in 2007 and was later elevated to the post of state DGP.
The Election Commission (EC) had, however, removed him ahead of the 2012 Assembly polls following complaints from opposition parties. The BJP had then welcomed the EC's move.