The SBSP president was a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government but was dismissed in the midst of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya took a jibe at the party’s Brahmin outreach that began from Ayodhya.
Basavaraj Bommai became the latest entrant in the elite father-son chief ministers club. But rather than a novelty, father-son duos making it as chief ministers, is turning out to be quite a regular occurrence in India.
On Wednesday, Maken started his scheduled meetings with MLAs and is asking questions related to the performances of ministers.
Sources said that all the BJP’s parliamentarians from Uttar Pradesh are asked to attend the meeting which will be held in batches.
Son of former Chief Minister of Karnataka SR Bommai, a mechanical engineering graduate and former Janata Dal (United) leader Bommai was appointed Karnataka Chief Minister by the BJP high command on Tuesday, a day after caretaker Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tendered his resignation.
Bommai began his day by visiting the Anjaneya Temple near the Balabruyi guest house along with some leaders and sought the blessings of the divine.
Singh said that Sahani had boycotted the NDA legislature meeting on Monday on his own.
Another name doing the rounds is former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, who was the Large and Medium Industry Minister in the B.S. Yediyurappa government.
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath met the Bengal CM at 2 p.m. for nearly 40 minutes at the TMC office.
The GFP currently has three MLAs in the state Assembly, while the Congress is left with five, after 12 MLAs left the party to join the BJP.
After arriving in Bengaluru, Arun Singh said, the BJP will utilize the experience of and take guidance from B.S. Yediyurappa as he has contributed immensely to the party and has done good work in governance.
The options include establishing a leadership to consolidate Scheduled Caste, other backward communities and Vokkaliga votes for the party along with keeping the Lingayat vote bank intact.
This is, apparently, a part of the RLD’s efforts to resurrect itself before the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
A party insider said that the meeting between Nadda, Shah and Singh met for an hour and a detailed discussion was held to find out the new chief minister of Karnataka.
BS Yediyurappa resigned as the Karnataka chief minister on Monday. Addressing the Vidhan Soudha, Yediyurappa said he had always been through agni pariksha in his career.
The Deputy Chief Minister’s post is yet to be decided on whether to appoint an SC or an ST leader to shore up a sizeable chunk of the SC/ST votes in the state.
Raj Kumar Verka and Rana KP are two probables whose names are circulating in Congress circles. Verka is a Dalit leader said to be close to Sidhu and Rana is the Assembly Speaker, besides being an OBC leader.
Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri, a senior leader is among the most loyal party men in the state. His clean image might help him to get the CM’s post.