Sources said that with the blessings of the Sangh, Yogi Adityanath will continue as the chief minister and soon the state cabinet will be expanded and reshuffled. Under which former IAS Arvind Kumar Sharma and newly-inducted former Union minister Jitin Prasada in BJP can be made ministers. But none of them will become Deputy Chief Minister.
Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat and CM Yogi Adityanath (file photo)
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Giving information about the detailed discussion held by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda on Thursday, sources said that with the blessings of the Sangh, Yogi Adityanath will remain the Chief Minister and soon the expansion and reshuffle of the state cabinet will take place. Under which former IAS Arvind Kumar Sharma and newly-inducted former Union minister Jitin Prasada in BJP can be made ministers. But none of them will become Deputy Chief Minister.
It is likely that the current Deputy Chief Ministers Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya will continue in their respective posts and their portfolios will also remain with them. But the representation of backwards and Dalits in the cabinet will be increased so that social balance is maintained under the protection of Hindutva. Therefore, it is possible that Anupriya Patel from Apna Dal may get a place in the Center or her husband Dr. Ashish Patel in the state cabinet. Anupriya Patel also met Home Minister Amit Shah with BJP leaders on Thursday.
Yogi Adityanath met Amit Shah in Delhi
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According to sources giving this information, earlier Yogi Sir Sanghchalak had clarified his position by talking to his close top officials of the Sangh and that is why he did not meet Dattatreya Hosbole, the head of the Sangh, during his visit to Lucknow, whereas Hosabole did not meet him for three days. Stayed in Lucknow and sent a message to meet the Chief Minister but Yogi was then on a visit to Mirzapur and Gorakhpur.
According to sources, after making Arvind Sharma a member of the Legislative Council, there was increasing pressure from the central leadership to give very important and sensitive departments like Home Appointment and Gopan by making him Deputy Chief Minister and Yogi was avoiding it. But when BJP’s organization general secretary BL Santosh and in-charge Radha Mohan Singh went to Lucknow and they increased the pressure by talking to the MLAs and ministers and discussions started to replace Yogi, whom Radha Mohan Singh had with Governor Anandiben Patel and Assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit. After getting more strength from him, Yogi directly contacted Sir Sanghchalak and explained his position to him.
According to a source very close to Yogi, the Chief Minister told him that for the last four-and-a-half years, my government has followed every directive of the Center. Even the list of party candidates for Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council elections has been prepared and sent by the central leadership without their advice and they have been accepting it. The state officials also kept getting instructions directly from the Center and they allowed that too. In the name of the organization, interference in government work and appointments continued. And now the blame for the failure is being put on his head.
Yogi also told Bhagwat that even if the Home Secrets and Appointment portfolios are taken away from a Chief Minister, then the existence of that Chief Minister is equal. It is better that if the Sangh chief gives instructions to him, then he will give his resignation. He also said that only with the blessings of the Sangh chief, he is fulfilling his duty by becoming the Chief Minister.
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