Manoj Sinha is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Ghazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh. He is widely cited in the media to be a strong contender for the chief minister’s post in the state, after the results of BJP winning 312 out of 403 assembly seats was declared. Sinha was given the independent Communications portfolio in addition to the railways portfolio after he is said to have impressed the prime minister with his work. He is a passout from BHU in Varanasi and he is amiable to party workers and colleagues. Sinha belongs to the upper-caste ‘Bhumihar’ community.