New Delhi: Days after retaining power for the second consecutive term in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is scheduled to visit Delhi on Sunday (March 13, 2022) and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the UP cabinet 2.0.
The swearing-in ceremony date is also likely to be discussed during the meeting.
According to ANI, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda and National General Secretary BL Santosh will also attend the meeting. UP BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh, Minister Sunil Bansal, state in-charge Radha Mohan Singh will also accompany Adityanath.
As per reports, the BJP is considering several new faces in the Yogi Cabinet along with the new Deputy Chief Minister. It is also being speculated that the BJP leadership has prepared a basic list of probable Deputy Chief Ministers and Ministers on the basis of qualification, caste and regional equations.
For the post of Deputy Chief Minister, the names of Swatantra Dev Singh, Baby Rani Maurya, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brijesh Pathak are in talks.
While Swatantra Dev Singh, a Kurmi leader, has also been the state Transport Minister, he is said to be one of the prominent faces behind BJP’s big win in Uttar Pradesh.
Baby Rani Maurya is also a front-runner as she has been the Governor of Uttarakhand and is a well-known face of Jatav society in Uttar Pradesh.
Keshav Prasad Maurya, who lost from the Sirathu seat in the elections, is the party’s OBC face and can be made the Deputy Chief Minister again.
Law Minister Brijesh Pathak, who won from Lucknow Cantonment seat, may also get the role of Deputy Chief Minister in the Yogi government to maintain the Brahmin equation.
Pankaj Singh, BJP’s candidate from the Noida Assembly seat and Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh’s son who won by a margin of 1,81,513 votes, may also get a place in the Yogi cabinet.