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Yogi Adityanath may meet Narendra Modi today for UP portfolio allocation

LiveMint logoLiveMint 21-03-2017 PTI

Lucknow: Allocation of ministerial berths in Yogi Adityanath’s council of ministers is likely to come up for discussion at a meeting the UP chief minister will have with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in Delhi on Tuesday.

Adityanath left for Delhi this morning to take part in the meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board, a BJP spokesperson said here.

“The meeting of the BJP’s Parliamentary Board is being held in Delhi today. Apart from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his counterparts from Manipur, Goa, and Uttarakhand are also participating in the meeting,” UP BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi told PTI.

“The discussion on allocation of ministerial berths in Yogi Adityanath’s council of ministers may also be discussed in Delhi with party chief Amit Shah and PM Modi,” said a senior party leader requesting anonymity.

Earlier speaking to PTI, UP cabinet minister Siddhartha Nath Singh said that the portfolios of new ministers are likely to be announced “very soon”.

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“The portfolios are being worked out. The process for allocation of departments is on and hopefully it will be done very soon,” Singh said.

He is one of the two UP ministers entrusted with the task of acting as an interface between the government and the media.

Shrikant Sharma is the other minister. In another development, Fateh Bahadur Singh, the BJP MLA from Campiyarganj in Gorakhpur, has offered to resign from his seat to facilitate the election of Yogi from the said assembly constituency.

Currently, Yogi Adityanath is the Gorakhpur MP, and is not a member of either Houses of the UP Legislature. UP has a bicameral legislature.

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