Danish Azad Ansari is the only Muslim face in the new Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath.
Mr Ansari, who hails from Ballia, replaces Mohsin Raza, who served as Minister of State for Minority Welfare in the previous Yogi Adityanath government.
He took the oath of office as Minister of State.
Danish Azad Ansari (32) joined the ABVP when he was a student at Lucknow University, from where he completed his graduation.
He was nominated for the Urdu Language Committee in the Yogi Government in October 2018, with the status of Minister of State.
Mr Ansari was appointed as the general secretary of the BJP minority cell just before the election of the Assembly.
He did his schooling at Ballia’s Holy Cross School.
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