Yogi meets Nadda before taking oath as CM on Friday
BJP is gained a clear majority in the election, though it lost the number of seats that it had won in the previous polls.
New Delhi: With Yogi Adityanath all set to take oath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the second time in the row, he held a meeting with the party’s national president, J. P. Nadda in Delhi on the formation of the BJP government.
He met Nadda reportedly to share his views and take suggestions from Nadda on various aspects of the government formation after the BJP recorded a thumping victory in the recently held assembly polls.
The party gained a clear majority in the election, though it lost the number of seats that it had won in the previous polls.
It may be noted that Yogi already met PM Modi on March 13 in Delhi. Yogi is expected to take oath as CM on Friday in the State capital Lucknow. PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah are likely to be part of the event and other leaders of the party will be attending the ceremony.
Shah is also expected to attend the meeting as the party's observer for government formation.
While the party has decided that Yogi will be the next CM, there is still no clarity on having a Deputy CM post. It may be noted that Keshav Maurya was Deputy of Yogi in the last government. But he lost in the recent assembly polls to an SP candidate Pallavi Patel.
Not just Maurya, in fact at least ten Ministers of the previous Yogi government were also defeated. Another Deputy CM, Dinesh Sharma chose to remain away from contesting polls.
According to the sources other leaders who have thrown their cap for the post of DCM, include Dinesh Sharma, Baby Rani Maurya, Brijesh Pathak, Swatantar Dev Singh, and AK Sharma.
Meanwhile, some party insiders believe that Maurya may possibly get the post of DCM despite his defeat as a similar case reported in Uttarakhand where Pushkar Singh Dhami lost in the assembly polls, yet the party chose to make him CM.
The BJP and its allies won 274 of the 403 assembly seats of the state, becoming the first party in over three decades to get a second straight term.