Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President JP Nadda today. Yogi Adityanath is on a two-day visit to Delhi amid speculation of expansion of the Uttar Pradesh cabinet ahead of next year's assembly elections.
According to the information received, Chief Minister Yogi will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at PM's residence at around 10:45 am today. After meeting with PM Modi, he will also meet BJP President JP Nadda at 12.30 pm. It is known that Chief Minister Adityanath had reached the national capital on Thursday and met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence. The meeting between the two leaders lasted for about one and a half hours.
At the same time, just a few days ago, BJP's National General Secretary (Organization) BL Santosh and the party's state in-charge Radha Mohan Singh had visited Lucknow and reviewed the party's preparations for the assembly elections to be held next year. Both the leaders had met the state government ministers and key officials of the organization during this period. After this, after Adityanath's sudden arrival in Delhi and meeting the central leaders, once again the speculation of cabinet expansion in the state has intensified.
AK Sharma, a member of the Legislative Council, is also in Delhi.
These speculations were further strengthened when sources claimed that Nadda met Prime Minister Modi and former Union minister Jitin Prasada, who had joined the BJP a day earlier, met Chief Minister Adityanath. Prasad, however, termed the meeting as a courtesy call.
AK Sharma, a former administrative officer and member of the Legislative Council, who recently joined BJP, is also in Delhi. Sources say that he met some central leaders of the party. Sharma is considered close to Prime Minister Modi. BJP leaders or senior party functionaries did not give any official information about this round of meetings, but sources claimed that this exercise is about the induction of some other leaders including Prasad and Sharma in the Uttar Pradesh government. (with language input)