CM Yogi meets Amit Shah in Delhi, to meet PM Modi tomorrow

CM Yogi held a 90-minute meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah this afternoon. He will meet PM Modi and BJP chief JP Nadda tomorrow.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is on a two-day visit Delhi to meet top BJP leadership amid reports of some shake-up in the state party unit ahead of Assembly elections scheduled in 2022. There are also speculations of UP cabinet expansion, before the state goes to polls next year.

CM Yogi held a 90-minute meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah this afternoon. He will meet PM Modi and BJP chief JP Nadda tomorrow.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath likely to meet PM Modi tomorrow

The visit comes a day after the BJP scored a high-profile recruit from the Congress, Jitin Prasada, a top Brahmin face in UP.

Cabinet reshuffle in UP on the cards?

Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, there is speculation that the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the Uttar Pradesh will reshuffle its cabinet soon.

With elections due next year, the BJP has decided to strengthen the party in the state by seeking feedback from its leaders in the wake of outcome of panchayat polls and the murmurs from some sections over handling of the COVID-19 situation.

The party has also decided to prepare a strategy based on feedback received from its state leaders and ministers in the Yogi Adityanath government, strengthen the image of the state government and resolve the issues in the state.

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These efforts are also aimed at improving the coordination between the party and the government, BJP national general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh arrived in Lucknow earlier this week and held one-on-one meetings with some of the ministers and leaders in the poll-bound state. Santhosh was accompanied by Radha Mohan Singh.

Many of these leaders had flagged issues like COVID-19 handling, disenchantment among people and lack of coordination between government and party leaders, among others.

The Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections are scheduled to take place in 2022. BJP had stormed back to power in the state in 2017 Assembly polls. In the 403 member Uttar Pradesh Assembly, among the major parties, BJP has 309 legislators, SP 49, BSP 18 and Congress 7.

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