PM Modi met nearly 40 Uttar Pradesh legislators for breakfast at his residence in the national capital on Friday, months before the Assembly election.
PM Modi met nearly 40 Uttar Pradesh legislators for breakfast at his official residence in the national capital on Friday, months before the Assembly election. This follows his important visit to Varanasi, where he inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath Dham and presided over a meeting of BJP-ruled state chief ministers. According to sources, he will meet parliamentarians from all north-eastern states, southern states, and Madhya Pradesh for the fourth time during the current Winter session of Parliament.
According to sources, the PM encouraged party MPs to engage with people outside of politics and avoid VIP culture during these informal meetings. In another meeting, he is expected to meet with the state’s remaining BJP legislators. PM Modi has been visiting the state on a regular basis in recent weeks to inaugurate or lay the foundation stone for a number of projects, highlighting both the Centre and the Yogi Adityanath-led government’s accomplishments.
The BJP’s strategy for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh
The BJP won 312 seats in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly in 2017, while the BSP only managed to win 19 seats. The SP-Congress alliance, on the other hand, was unable to win more than 54 seats, indicating that it was a failure. While this was seen as a vote of confidence in PM Modi because the BJP had not yet announced a candidate for Chief Minister, Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath was a surprise choice for the job. Despite conflicting statements from some BJP leaders about Adityanath’s future as Chief Minister, Prime Minister Modi put an end to all speculations by praising Uttar Pradesh’s governance model during his visits to the state.
The BJP has named Dharmendra Pradhan as its election in-charge and Anurag Thakur, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Shobha Karandlaje, Annapurna Devi, Saroj Pandey, and Vivek Thakur as co-in-charges for the 2022 Assembly election, leaving no stone unturned. Meanwhile, the organisational in-charges for Western UP, Braj, Awadh, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, and Kashi are Sanjay Bhatia, Sanjeev Chaurasiya, Y Satya Kumar, Sudhir Gupta, Arvind Menon, and Sunil Oza. The BJP announced a formal alliance with the Nishad Party and Apna Dal on September 24. (S).