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Yogi Adityanath meets PM Modi, JP Nadda as BJP gearing up for UP elections due in 2022


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as murmurs against him grow louder in the party for his government’s poor handling of the COVID-19 crisis. The meeting lasted for over an hour.

Notably, Assembly polls are due in Uttar Pradesh next year and party leaders are concerned that the chaos that prevailed in the state during the second wave might affect the BJP’s electoral prospects.

Following the meeting, Adityanath tweeted his picture with the PM. He said, “Today, I had the privilege of meeting with respected PM Modi in Delhi and get his guidance. I wholeheartedly thank him for taking out time from his busy schedule for the meeting and the guidance.”

Yogi Adityanath met JP Nadda

After meeting the prime minister, the UP CM went to meet BJP national president JP Nadda at his residence. He said that it was a courtesy visit and he obtained Nadda’s guidance on various issues. Adityanath also thanked Nadda for providing him time for the meeting.

Notably, the meeting with PM Modi and Nadda comes a day after the UP CM met Union home minister Amit Shah. “Met respected Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi as a courtesy and received his guidance. Heartfelt thanks to the respected home minister for his time,” the chief minister tweeted.

COVID-19 situation in UP

UP is one of the worst affected states due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was caught unprepared for the second wave of the pandemic that wreaked havoc. Shortage of hospital beds and oxygen aggravated the situation as queues outside hospitals and crematoriums grew longer with each passing day.

These apart, decomposed and bloated bodies of suspected COVID patients floating in the Ganga river resulted in a major embarrassment for the UP government which all the while denied allegations and asserted that everything was under control.

The state has officially reported 21,597 deaths of which 81 deaths were reported on Thursday.


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