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BHU alumnus Manoj Sinha is PM Modi's pick for UP CM?

BHU alumnus Manoj Sinha is PM Modi's pick for UP CM?

The new CM will have two deputies-state BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, an OBC, and Dinesh Sharma, a Brahmin, now Mayor of Lucknow and vice president of the party.

However, now the BJP leadership is keen on having a senior leader as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister who can fix the law and order problem in the state and fast-track development.

"Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma are named as the deputy chief ministers of the state because Yogi Ji had asked for two more associates", Pathak told ANI.

Yogi, according to those present in the meet, was given a rapturous welcome by his party colleagues. The Prime Minister had already left for Dehradun to witness the swearing of Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

Meanwhile, speculation is rife on who gets the charge at the helm of affairs in the politically crucial state. However, he has denied any knowledge of the development so far.

As a Union Minister of Communication and minister of the state of Railways, Manoj sustains a deliberately low profile but is seen as a honest silent performer.




Earlier, television footage showed BJP workers garlanding and feeding candies to the Hindu hardliner who was draped in his iconic saffron-coloured robe.

A five-time MP from Gorakhpur, Adityanath was elected as the UP BJP legislature party leader at a meeting of the party MLAs led by Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav on Saturday evening at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow.

"There is a categorical, unambiguous message being sent by Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi". Adityanath would also have to live up to the promises made by BJP to the agrarian community.

"Let us face it. Yogi Adityanath does not even belong to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS); he is from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)".

The BJP, which won three-fourths majority in the 403-member House, is returning to power after 14 years.

After considering various options, the BJP top brass is said to be proposing to dispatch Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. However, insiders say that Sinha was the final choice of the central leadership.

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