Adityanath meets PM Modi ahead of allocation of portfolios

RSTV Bureau

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met PM Narendra Modi in the Parliament on Tuesday.

Allocation of ministerial berths in new elected BJP government and other issues relating to UP government were discussed at the event.

“The portfolios are being worked out. The process for allocation of departments is on. Hopefully it will be done very soon,” said UP Cabinet minister Siddhartha Nath Singh who is also the spokesperson of Yogi Government.

This was the first meeting between the firebrand leader and Modi after the former took over as chief minister on Sunday Adityanath was sworn in on Sunday as the chief minister of a Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh.

Cheered by tens of thousands of supporters, the 21st chief minister of the country’s most populous state was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Ram Naik.

He heads a 47-member council of ministers, including two deputy CMs, 22 cabinet ministers, nine ministers of state with independent charge and 13 ministers of state.

Apart from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath, his counterparts from Manipur, Goa, and Uttarakhand are meeting BJP’s parliamentary board.

Meanwhile, Fateh Bahadur Singh, the sitting 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.