Addressing BJP leaders and party workers after taking over the charge, Upadhyay said, "The people of Delhi have rejected both Aam Aadmi Party and Congress and shown faith in BJP. We should continue to make efforts to serve Delhiites."

Upadhyay, who was earlier the Standing Committee chairman of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, said it was only in BJP where a person who joined the party as a common worker with no political background is given so much importance.

"I have learnt a lot of things from my seniors, who have advised me at every stage. After becoming Delhi's unit chief, I will even not hesitate to learn from them," he added.

Union Health Minister and BJP leader Dr Harsh Vardhan formally handed over charge to Upadhyay at a function organised at Delhi BJP office.

Praising Upadhyay, Dr Vardhan said the party was confident that Delhi BJP under the leadership of Upadhyay would get a lot of success in the coming days.

"Party has given an important role to Upadhyay and I am sure that he would do well," he added.

Dr Vardhan had resigned from the president post of BJP's Delhi unit after being elected an MP from Chandni Chowk.