Kiran Tiwari, wife of slain Hindu Samaj Party (HSP) Chief Kamlesh Tiwari, will take charge as the new president of the party on Saturday, 26 October.
"Kiran Tiwari, who has been unanimously appointed as our leader, will take charge at the party's Lucknow office today," said Rajesh Mani Tripathi, National General Secretary, the Hindu Samaj party (HSP).
As per a statement by the party, Kiran Tiwari is also expected to address a press conference later in the day.
This comes days after two accused in the murder were brought to Lucknow from Ahmedabad after a local court granted 72 hours transit remand.
The accused, identified as 34-year-old Ashfaq Hussain Jakir Hussain Shaikh and 27-year-old Moinuddin Khurshid Pathan were arrested by Gujarat’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from the Gujarat-Rajasthan border on October 22.
Kamlesh Tiwari was shot dead by two assailants inside his office in Khurshidbagh area of Lucknow on October 18. The killers have been arrested by a Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat police.
(With inputs from IANS and ANI)