Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached New Delhi on Thursday to meet the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership. Adityanath met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the afternoon and is scheduled to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president JP Nadda on Friday. "Met Amit Shahji in Delhi today. It was a courtesy visit to seek his guidance," Adityanath said in a tweet in Hindi following his meeting.
Yogi Adityanath's Delhi visit assumes significance as it comes a day after senior Congress leader and prominent Brahmin leader Jitin Prasada joined the BJP. There are also reports of dissent in Uttar Pradesh.
Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are just a few months away from now. The BJP has rushed its organisational leaders to tackle the crisis in its ranks. Senior BJP leader BK Santosh last week visited the state to review the functioning of the party. He had met ministers, MLAs, MPs and Adityanath too.
Earlier this week, BJP national vice-president and Uttar Pradesh in-charge Radha Mohan Singh had dismissed the possibility of a cabinet reshuffle ahead of the polls. He had said that the Uttar Pradesh government and the organisation are moving very strongly.
Uttar Pradesh will go to the polls in February-March next year.