Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to brief him on the political situation in the state and measures taken to control the second wave of the Covid pandemic.
Adityanath reached the Prime Minister’s residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in the nation’s capital. Sources said Adityanath is also expected to brief the prime minister on possible changes in Uttar Pradesh in the coming days.
After meeting with the Prime Minister, Adityanath will meet with BJP leader JP Nadda to discuss the political situation in the state ahead of next year’s Assembly polls and a possible expansion of the cabinet or office. a reshuffle of the cards, especially after Congressman Jitin Prasada joined the BJP.
On Thursday, Adityanath met with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, during which, besides the political situation and the preparation of the Saffron party, the performance of the BJP in the recent panchayat polls was also discussed and he It was decided to focus on electing its members as “Zila Panchayat Adhyaksh”.
Former Union Minister and Head of Apna Dal, Anupriya Patel, joined in the deliberation between Shah and Adityanath.
Shah also had a separate meeting with Patel after Adityanath left.
Patel, who was Minister of State in Narendra Modi’s first government but failed to achieve the rank in her second term, is demanding a ministerial place for herself in Modi’s cabinet and a ministerial post for her husband Ashish Patel in the State.
Sources said she was also claiming Zila Panchayat Adhyaksh posts in five districts – Mirzapur, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Banda and Farrukhabad.
Later that evening, NISHAD party leader Sanjay Nishad and his son also met with Shah.
On Thursday afternoon, Adityanath arrived in Delhi to discuss preparations for next year’s Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections with the party’s central leadership. The sources also said that the handling of the Covid situation during the second wave of the pandemic by the government of Uttar Pradesh was also likely to be discussed in the meetings.
While the state’s efforts caught the attention of the opposition, the BJP leadership appreciated the work of the UP government.