Gandhinagar20 minutes agoAuthor: Dinesh Joshi
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Yogi Adityanath met Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday.
- Speculation of separate state before assembly elections
For the past few days, there has been speculation of a tussle between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the central leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In the political circles, the reason for this is being told as a change of leadership and cabinet expansion in Uttar Pradesh, but another story is coming out behind it. According to sources, the BJP leadership is contemplating to bifurcate Uttar Pradesh and form a separate Purvanchal state before the assembly elections to be held next year.
The sending of AK Sharma, a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former bureaucrat, to Uttar Pradesh and making him a member of the Legislative Council, is also being linked to this. Sharma has been handling the corona management in Varanasi, the Prime Minister’s parliamentary constituency, for some time.
According to experts, if Purvanchal is formed, then Gorakhpur will also come in the new state, which is the stronghold of Yogi. Yogi was a Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur for five terms from 1998 to 2017. Yogi is also the Mahant of Gorakshapeeth. Its center is in Gorakhpur itself.
There may be 23 to 25 districts and 125 assembly seats in Purvanchal.
According to sources, 23 to 25 districts including Gorakhpur can be included in Purvanchal. It will also have 125 assembly seats. It is being said that the Yogi camp does not agree on these aspects. Significantly, the demand for separate Purvanchal, Bundelkhand and Harit Pradesh has been going on for a long time.
Yogi met Shah
Earlier on Thursday, Yogi Adityanath met Home Minister Amit Shah. Here he had a meeting with Shah for about one and a half hours. Yogi also met Nadda. After this today he is meeting Modi. It is being told that Yogi is holding these meetings regarding cabinet expansion and next year’s Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Anupriya also met Shah, eyes on cabinet expansion
Amit Shah held a meeting of Apna Dal (S) President and MP Anupriya Patel. Sources told Bhaskar that Mirzapur MP Anupriya put her point in front of Shah regarding the possible cabinet expansion. Apart from this, the district panchayat president election was also included in his agenda.