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Yogi Adityanath to Stay Chief Minister, BJP Puts to Rest Speculation of Uttar Pradesh Churn

Sources told ANI that the BJP has sent out a clear message that there is no difference of opinion between the state and central leadership of the party.

Yogi Adityanath (PTI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on June 10, 2021. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Sources in Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday (June 11) confirmed that Yogi Adityanatah will continue as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh thus ending all the speculations of a leadership change in the state ahead of assembly elections in 2022.

Sources told ANI that the BJP has sent out a clear message that there is no difference of opinion between the state and central leadership of the party.

They added that extensive discussions were held on the strategy for the upcoming 2022 state assembly elections.

“The meetings have everything to do with strategising on how to win the crucial state along with sending a message to the state leadership that Yogi will remain face in upcoming Assembly elections,” said a senior party leader to ANI.

During his two-day visit, the UP CM met Home Minister Amit Shat, BJP President J P Nadda, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Adityanath also informed the senior leadership of the works taken up by the state government to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic during the second wave.

Speculations had aroused that all was not well between the UP CM and the top leadership over the cabinet expansion in the state cabinet.

Furthermore, many BJP and RSS leaders were sent to Lucknow to assess the ground conditions in the state during the second wave of the pandemic.

Uttar Pradesh will go to polls next year which will be the litmus test for the party ahead of the 2024 General Elections.

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