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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday, amid speculation that there could be a Cabinet reshuffle in the state government ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, ANI reported.
This came a day after Adityanath met Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Lok Sabha MP and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel also met both the political leaders at the home minister’s residence, setting off speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle at the Centre too, The Indian Express reported.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reaches 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, Prime Minister’s official residence, to meet PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/CY9IO63V5d
— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2021
आज आदरणीय केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री श्री @AmitShah जी से नई दिल्ली में शिष्टाचार भेंट कर उनका मार्गदर्शन प्राप्त किया।
भेंट हेतु अपना बहुमूल्य समय प्रदान करने के लिए आदरणीय गृह मंत्री जी का हार्दिक आभार। pic.twitter.com/1q1qYnrYq7
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) June 10, 2021
The Adityanath government has faced severe criticism for failing to tackle the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic effectively, with images of bodies of Covid patients floating in rivers or buried in sand along riverbeds triggering outrage. Several Bharatiya Janata Party ministers and MLAs have also voiced grievances against their own government.
The saffron party’s poorer than expected performance in the panchayat elections held last month was also a cause of worry.
A week ago, BJP’s National…