The visit is politically important as Uttar Pradesh will go to the polls in 2022 and the party is expected to take whatever steps are necessary to retain the state.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is on a two-day visit to the nation’s capital where he is expected to meet with key BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has already met Union Interior Minister Amit Shah at his residence and is expected to meet Modi on Friday.
According to PTI, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is also expected to meet with senior party leaders, including party leader JP Nadda.
Adityanath’s visit to Delhi comes amid murmurs of discontent within the Saffron Party in the state, particularly over Adityanath’s handling of the COVID-19[female[feminine pandemic.
Here are five developments from the past week that may have led to the visit of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to Delhi.
1. Jitin Prasada’s exit from Congress
Adityanath’s visit to Delhi comes a day after Jitin Prasada, a former Congress leader from a well-known Brahmin family in Uttar Pradesh, left the party and joined the BJP.
According to UK Time News, Prasada is expected to play a key role in resetting Uttar Pradesh from BJP ahead of state elections, particularly in correcting the lens of a government perceived by some of the state’s Brahmins to be pro-Thakur , a cast to which Adityanath belongs. However, the jury is still out on the former congressional leader’s impact on the Brahmin vote bank in the state.
2. UP to go to the polls in 2022
The visit is also believed to be politically significant as Uttar Pradesh heads to the polls in 2022 and the party is expected to take whatever steps are necessary to retain the state.
The Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are set to take place in 2022 and there has been speculation about a reshuffle in Cabine State. There are reports that AK Sharma, a former bureaucrat who retired to join the BJP in Uttar Pradesh earlier this year, could be given major responsibilities in the state cabinet.
3. Review of Adityanath’s submission of COVID-19[female[feminine
There has been growing criticism of Adityanath’s handling of the COVID-19[female[feminine pandemic in the state and the lack of coordination between his government and BJP MPs and MPs.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath arrives in Delhi. He is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/FhXPpqL6dk
– ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2021
This will be Adityanath’s first face-to-face meeting with central management since the start of the unrest in the Uttar Pradesh BJP unit over the chief minister’s management of the coronavirus situation in the second wave.
Uttar Pradesh was ravaged by the second wave of coronavirus , with bodies floating in the Ganges in the districts of Ballia and Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh.
Many members of the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh have come forward, publicly questioning Adityanath’s handling of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
On May 9, Union Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar complained to the chief minister about the situation in his Bareilly constituency, saying officials were not taking calls and government health centers referred patients for “referrals” from the district hospital.
In a letter to Adityanath, the Union Minister also complained about the “great shortage” of empty oxygen cylinders and the high prices of medical equipment in Bareilly.
A day later, BJP MP from Jasrana to Firozabad Ramgopal Lodhi claimed that his coronavirus The positive wife was not admitted to an Agra hospital for more than three hours, with officials saying beds were not available.
The upset MP posted a video clip with his complaint on social media, causing embarrassment to the government of Uttar Pradesh. Lodhi claimed that his wife did not receive medicine and water on time.
In April, a “confidential” letter written by UP Justice Minister Brajesh Pathak surfaced on social media. Pathak had lashed out against the health authorities in his state, complaining that the beds for coronavirus there were insufficient patients and ambulances took hours to reach the state capital.
The minister did not reject the authenticity of the letter, which appeared to challenge the UP government’s claim that it is in control. “I had written a confidential letter to the government,” he said PTI, refusing to share its content.
However, last week BJP Vice President Radha Mohan Singh applauded the work of the UP government in managing the COVID-19[female[feminine situation, claiming that it is “unprecedented”.
4. Friction within state unity
In the past few days, friction within state unity has been reported which has been passed on to the Center. The recent visit of BJP Secretary General BL Santhosh’s organization to the state also raised eyebrows. Santhosh has met with party leaders and ministers to hear their concerns as the state prepares for the 2022 assembly elections.
Santhosh was in Lucknow for three days, collecting comments on state government and the party’s preparations for the upcoming assembly elections. Although BJP officials called it part of an exercise to review the functioning of the party, it had created a buzz about possible changes in the party’s organization as well as in the government.
However, according to UK Time News, the central leadership ruled out any change in state leadership, putting all its weight behind the Adityanath administration.
The central leadership of the BJP had also ruled out any changes in the party’s organizational structure and said any changes to the cabinet would be made after consultation with the chief minister.
5. The BJP continues its inventory before the UP polls
With elections slated for next year, the BJP has decided to strengthen the party in the state by soliciting comments from its leaders following the results of the panchayat polls, according to ANI.
The party also decided to prepare a strategy based on the comments received from its heads of state and ministers of the Adityanath government, to strengthen the image of the state government and to solve the problems in the state.
These efforts are also aimed at improving coordination between the party and the government. During his visit, Santhosh held one-on-one talks with some of the election-related ministers and state leaders. He was accompanied by Radha Mohan Singh.
Many of these leaders had reported problems like COVID-19[female[feminine manipulation, popular disenchantment and lack of coordination between government and party leaders, among others.
With contributions from agencies