Yogi Adityanath meets Modi, apprises him of political situation in UP
New Delhi, June 11, 2021
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday to apprise him about the political situation in the state and steps taken to control the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Later, Adityanath met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief J P Nadda and discussed with him the preparation and strategy for next year's state Assembly polls.
Sources said he also discussed with Nadda the state government's management of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination, the political situation, the impact of the farmers' protest in Western UP and a possible Cabinet reshuffle.
"For any change in party's organisational structure in UP, Nadda's approval is required. The changes in organisation and government were discussed between Nadda and Adityanath," sources said.
On Thursday, the UP CM met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in which apart from the political situation and the party's preparation for the Assembly elections, the BJP's performance in the recent panchayat polls was also discussed and it was decided to focus on electing its members as 'Zila Panchayat Adhyaksh'.
Former Union Minister and Apna Dal Chief Anupriya Patel had joined the deliberation between Shah and Adityanath.
Shah also had a separate meeting with Patel after UP CM's departure.
Patel, who was a Minister of State in the first Narendra Modi government, but then failed to make the grade in its second term, is demanding a ministerial berth for herself in the Modi cabinet and a ministerial post for her husband Ashish Patel in the state.
Sources said she is also demanding posts of Zila Panchayat Adhyaksh of five districts -- Mirzapur, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Banda, and Farrukhabad.
Later in the evening, Nishad Party chief Sanjay Nishad and his son also met Shah.