Amid Cabinet Reshuffle Reports, UP CM Yogi Adityanath to Meet PM Modi During 2-day Delhi Visit

Amid Cabinet Reshuffle Reports, UP CM Yogi Adityanath to Meet PM Modi During 2-day Delhi Visit UP CM Yogi Adityanth is on a two-day visit to Delhi where he will meet PM Narendra Modi (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: After a month-long deliberation between the top brass of the BJP and RSS over the political situation in Uttar Pradesh, all eyes are will be on UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s two-day visit to Delhi. During the visit, Adityanath will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

He will first meet the Home Minister on Thursday afternoon followed by a meeting with the PM the day after.

The meeting between the two leaders comes after the top leadership of BJP and RSS had a meeting last month over the death and destruction that was caused by the second wave of COVID-19.

UP CM Yogi Adityanth is on a two-day visit to Delhi where he will meet PM Narendra Modi (PTI Photo)

As a result, several BJP and RSS leaders were sent to Lucknow to assess the situation on the ground.

The leaders met the party’s MLA s and Ministers over the situation caused by the second wave of the pandemic.

The meeting is also seen as a precursor to a cabinet reshuffle in the state.

There are speculations over the induction of bureaucrat-turned politician AK Sharma in the state cabinet.

Sharma a former bureaucrat had taken voluntary service to join BJP on January 14 and was sent to the UP Legislative Council.

The 1988 batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer has been working with Modi ever since he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

AK Sharma
AK Sharma, a 1988 batch IAS officer took voluntary retirement to join BJP in January (PTI Photo)

However, the UP CM believes that he has been sent to the state to act as a stop gag on his power and rising popularity.

Uttar Pradesh is one of the key states for the saffron party as it sends 80 Member of Parliament (MP) to Lok Sabha.

The state is also expected to go to elections the next year and the top leadership of the BJP believes that the state government has not been successful in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the 2017 state assembly elections, the BJP had won 312 seats after which Adityanath was hand picked by the top leadership for the CM post in the state.

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