New Delhi. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Earlier, CM Yogi left for the Prime Minister’s residence from UP Sadan around 10.30 on Friday. He will meet PM Modi at 11 am.
Earlier, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday. It is likely that Yogi will meet BJP President JP Nadda. Just a few days ago, BJP’s National General Secretary (Organisation) BL Santosh and the party’s state in-charge Radha Mohan Singh had visited Lucknow and reviewed the party’s preparations for next year’s assembly elections. Both the leaders had met the state government ministers and key officials of the organization during this period.
After this, after Adityanath’s sudden arrival in Delhi and meeting the central leaders, once again the speculation of cabinet expansion in the state has intensified. These speculations were further strengthened when sources claimed that Nadda met Prime Minister Modi and former Union minister Jitin Prasada, who had joined the BJP a day earlier, met Chief Minister Adityanath.
Member of Legislative Council AK Sharma also in DelhiNo official information was given about the meeting between Nadda and the prime minister, but Prasad termed his meeting with the chief minister as a courtesy call. AK Sharma, a former administrative officer and member of the Legislative Council, who recently joined the BJP, is also in Delhi. Sources say that he met some central leaders of the party. Sharma is considered close to Prime Minister Modi.
BJP leaders or senior party functionaries did not give any official information about this round of meetings, but sources claimed that this exercise is about the induction of some other leaders including Prasad and Sharma in the Uttar Pradesh government. Prasad is from a well-known Brahmin family of the state, while Sharma belongs to the Bhumihar community.
Yogi’s meeting with Shah lasted till one and a half
After meeting Shah, Adityanath tweeted, “Today received his guidance from Union Home Minister Amit Shah by meeting him in a courtesy call in New Delhi. Hearty thanks to the Home Minister for giving his valuable time for the visit. Along with this tweet, Adityanath also shared a picture in which he is seen handing over a copy of the ‘Solution to Migrant Crisis’ report to Shah.
According to sources, during his meeting with Shah, which lasted for about one and a half years, Adityanath also discussed other political issues including the second wave of Kovid-19 in the state. Apna Dal President and former Union Minister Anupriya Patel also reached Shah’s residence when Shah and Adityanath’s meeting was going on. Shah tweeted and informed about the meeting with Adityanath and Patel and also shared pictures.
Nishad Party President Sanjay Kumar Nishad of Uttar Pradesh and Sant Kabirnagar MP Praveen Nishad also met Shah. Shah’s meeting with Patel and Nishad Party leaders is being seen as an attempt by the BJP to woo allies ahead of the upcoming assembly elections. Patel was a minister in the central government in the first term of Prime Minister Modi, but when he became the Prime Minister for the second time, he did not give the leader of his party a place in his cabinet.
In the midst of these meetings, former IAS officer Sharma also met prominent leaders of the Nishad Party. After this, he tweeted and said, ‘Good luck meeting with Sanjay Kumar Nishad, the beloved leader of Nishad society, party supremo and political ‘Gadfather’ of fishermen society, and Praveen Nishad, a popular MP from Sant Kabir Nagar. We will work together for the development of the people of these societies. This round of meetings in Delhi is being considered very important in view of the assembly elections to be held in Uttar Pradesh next year. (with language input)