The Bharatiya Janata Party has started preparations for the Assembly elections to be held in the year 2022. The party has taken “feedback” for the first time since Yogi Adityanath came to power in Uttar Pradesh in 2017. The party’s national general secretary (organization) BL Santosh held a face-to-face meeting with ministers and party leaders in Lucknow on Monday, following which he also held a separate meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at his residence.
The visit of the National General Secretary of the party to the state has come at a time when questions have been constantly being raised on the state government to deal with the second wave of Corona. Several ministers and MLAs of the state also made public statements about the leadership. Also, the party’s performance in the recently held panchayat elections has also been poor. The panchayat election was considered to be important for the next year’s assembly elections to be held in the state. There are also rumours in Lucknow that there may be a reshuffle in the state cabinet.
According to sources, Santosh sought feedback from the leaders on the functioning of various departments, the work done during Kovid, problematic issues and the strategy adopted by the party to reach out to the people. He was reportedly made aware of the lack of coordination between the BJP and the government as well as the party’s inability to get the bureaucracy to function.
Santosh met around seven ministers including Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh, Medical Education and Finance Minister Suresh Khanna and Law Minister Brijesh Pathak. Let us tell you that Brijesh Pathak was the first person to express concern about Kovid management.
The meeting was also attended by BJP’s Uttar Pradesh in-charge Radha Mohan Singh, party state president Swatantra Dev Singh and state in-charge general secretary of the organization Sunil Bansal. It is expected that on Tuesday, Santosh can also meet other ministers of the government including Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya.
Sources said the meetings are an attempt by the BJP to pacify the leaders by providing them with a platform to express their views. A senior leader said, “Earlier there were mass meetings in the presence of the CM, but this time leaders of organizations like him are meeting face to face with the ministers and are taking direct feedback from them. . There were some issues of coordination between the organization and the government, which were constantly being raised by the leaders, which were discussed during the meeting.