New Delhi: Modi-BJP-RSS meeting held in Delhi two days ago highlights the mishandling of the Covid situation by Yogi Adityanath. PM Narendra Modi has shown deep concern over the ongoing Covid crisis in Uttar Pradesh. Sources also say “Chief Minister of UP, Yogi Adityanath won’t be getting much of a free hand to handle affairs anymore”.
The meeting was called by PM Modi and attended by top leaders including Amit Shah (Union Minister), JP Nadda (BJP Chief), Dattatreya Hosable (General Secretary of RSS). Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of UP and Swatantra Dev Singh, BJP President of UP were not a part of this meeting. One of the BJP sources said, “This meeting is intended to undo the damage and minimize the repercussions of the second wave of Covid in UP. No discussions were held regarding the election preparations”.
The BJP-RSS meeting recently held was to review the workings of Yogi Adityanath, especially the mishandling of the second wave of Coronavirus creating havoc in the state.
Uttar Pradesh Elections 2021 are just 9 months away, and this bundled with the chaotic Covid-19 mishandling in the state becomes a prime reason to agonize for the BJP high commands. Conquering the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 and retaining power in Uttar Pradesh is quite crucial for BJP. Out of the 403 constituencies, Uttar Pradesh holds a majority of 80 MP seats.
As heard from the BJP sources “Uttar Pradesh will soon be witnessing a few changes in the governance. Yogi won’t be given much of a free hand, UP requires a powerful and more effective administration. New roles might also be appointed to undo the damage”.
The second wave of Covid-19 has caught the entire nation off-guard, a surge of active cases, rising count of death toll clearly exposes the current crisis. The floating dead bodies in the holy river of the Ganges have put a lot of questions and criticisms on Adityanth’s governance. The ruling party is concerned about Yogi Adityanath’s mishandling, as Uttar Pradesh is one of the worst-hit states.