Yogi Adityanath Cabinet Expansion: Meeting with Governor Anandiben Patel Sparks Speculation
In a significant turn of events, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently held a meeting with Governor Anandiben Patel to discuss the anticipated expansion of his cabinet. This meeting has ignited a fresh wave of speculation that suggests the much-awaited cabinet reshuffle might occur on November 10th. The conversations gained momentum when Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) President Om Prakash Rajbhar and former minister Dara Singh Chauhan arrived in Lucknow on a late Tuesday evening.
The Leaders in Question
According to reliable sources, the much-anticipated expansion of Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet is expected to take place by November 10th. Additionally, there is conjecture surrounding the possible return of Om Prakash Rajbhar and Dara Singh Chauhan to the cabinet.
The Thorny Path to Cabinet Seats
It’s worth noting that ever since Prakash Rajbhar became a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Dara Singh Chauhan switched to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Samajwadi Party (SP), speculations about their ministerial appointments have been rife. However, Chauhan’s loss in the Ghosi by-election had cast a shadow of doubt over his cabinet inclusion, but he is still vying for a position.
Cabinet Reshuffle Prospects
Sources suggest that there might be changes in various departments within the cabinet. Some ministers might be reshuffled as the Chief Minister seems dissatisfied with the performance of a few. Meanwhile, amidst recent rumors of Dara Singh Chauhan’s cabinet inclusion, many are taken aback, considering the BJP’s loss in the recent Ghosi by-election. Nevertheless, the BJP is considering retaining Chauhan in the cabinet to boost its electoral prospects in eastern Uttar Pradesh for the 2024 elections.
The Pressure Game
Om Prakash Rajbhar has reportedly exerted pressure on the top BJP leadership in Delhi for his inclusion in the cabinet. Since announcing his association with the NDA, he has met several rounds with key BJP leaders, including state party president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary and Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak.
Before this recent meeting with Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had discussions with Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda. According to sources, there is a consensus among the top party leaders on the expansion of the cabinet. However, the final decision on inducting Om Prakash Rajbhar and Dara Singh Chauhan into the cabinet rests with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The political landscape in Uttar Pradesh is buzzing with excitement as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath contemplates expanding his cabinet. The upcoming reshuffle holds immense significance, as it can influence the state’s political dynamics and the BJP’s future in the region. The ultimate decision lies with Yogi Adityanath, and the coming days will reveal whether Om Prakash Rajbhar and Dara Singh Chauhan find a place in the cabinet.