Day after meeting Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath calls on Narendra Modi and JP Nadda

The UP CM's visit to Delhi comes close on the heels of the BJP holding a series of review meetings in Lucknow, which had fuelled speculation of a ministerial reshuffle in the state

Press Trust of India June 11, 2021 15:02:18 IST
Day after meeting Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath calls on Narendra Modi and JP Nadda

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath met Prime minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Friday. Image credits: Twitter@myogiadityanath

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. Adityanath met Modi at his residence, a day after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

The Prime Minister's Office tweeted a picture of the meeting.

Later, Adityanath also met BJP president JP Nadda.

The chief minister is on a two-day visit to the National Capital from Thursday to meet the BJP top brass.

His visit comes close on the heels of the party holding a series of review meetings in Lucknow, which had fuelled speculation of a ministerial reshuffle in the state.

During his meeting with Shah, Adityanath presented a copy of the report 'Solution of Migrant Crisis'.

His visit to the national capital started a day after Jitin Prasada quit the Congress and joined the BJP. After Adityanath met Shah, Prasada called on the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

BJP MLC AK Sharma, a former IAS officer who is seen as a trusted hand of Modi, is also in Delhi to meet party leaders and allies.

Though there is no official word on whether there will be a Cabinet expansion in Uttar Pradesh, sources said Prasada, who comes from a noted Brahmin family of the state with political heft, and Sharma may be accommodated in such an eventuality.

BJP's general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh had earlier this month visited the state to review the party's preparations for the Assembly elections and held meetings with key ministers and organisation leaders.

Senior BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh, who is in-charge of the party's affairs in Uttar Pradesh, had also visited the state.

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