PM Modi holds meeting with party top leaders on govt formation in 4 states
Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh and party chief JP Nadda were present at the meeting.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting with Party senior leaders at his official residence regarding the formation of government in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, and Manipur.
Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh and party chief JP Nadda were present at the meeting. The party's central observers will be going to the states today to finalize the Chief Minister’s candidates to Goa and Uttarakhand states.
BJP central leadership has taken much time to finalize cm candidates for Goa and Uttarakhand. It has announced N. Biren Singh as CM for Manipur state. However, in Goa and Uttarakhand, too many candidates are aspirants for the CM post. Incumbent Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and senior leader Vishwajit Rane are the contenders for the top post. BJP central leadership has inclined to continue Mr. Sawant in CM post, sources said.
Sources said Mr Sawant is likely to get a second term at the top post. The decision is likely to be made Monday before the BJP meets the Governor to stake a claim to form a government.
In Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will take oath for his second term on Friday, the BJP said earlier this week. But there has been no word on the size of his cabinet or the names finalized for various ministries.
A key question is whether or not Yogi Adityanath's deputy in the last term, Keshav Maurya, will be included. Mr Maurya has lost the election to Apna Dal (Kamerawadi) candidate Pallavi Patel, who was contesting on a Samajwadi Party ticket, NDTV reported.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das are the observer and co-observer for government formation in Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP won a record victory in Uttar Pradesh earlier this month, scooping up 255 of the 403 assembly seats. Its allies won 18 more seats. The tally was 43 lower than the last elections but the party's vote share saw a climb.