The BJP Parliamentary party meeting is underway in New Delhi. The meet is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) first after its massive victory in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand assembly polls.
The party is also expected to take a call on the big issue of naming its chief ministerial candidate on Thursday.
A few names such as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his Cabinet colleague Manoj Sinha, BJP UP unit president Keshav Prasad Maurya and Lucknow Mayor Dinesh Sharma are doing the rounds. But as of now there is no definite word on who will finally get the call for the top job in Uttar Pradesh. There are unconfirmed news reports here that BJP president Amit Shah has made an offer to Rajnath Singh for the post who in turn has sought time to take a call on the matter.
Rajnath Singh when asked by reporters in the Parliament premises about his chances of shifting to Lucknow, quipped in Hindi ‘Faltu baat hain (needless speculation).” However, there were reports later in the day that said Singh’s security staff had visited the official residence of the UP Chief Minister at 5, Kalidas Marg in Lucknow.