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Yogi Adityanath meets PM Modi in Delhi amid talks of UP portfolio distribution

india Updated: Mar 21, 2017 12:44 IST
Saubhadra Chatterji
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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday during his daylong trip to New Delhi where he is expected to discuss the distribution of portfolios for his ministers.

Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister also met finance minister Arun Jaitley.

Adityanath was also expected to discuss with Modi a reshuffle of the state bureaucracy and seek funds for expediting certain development projects. He is also expected to call on President Pranab Mukherjee.

The UP CM, a sitting member of the Lok Sabha, could hand over his resignation letter to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan during the day.

“After a new CM comes to Delhi, he or she is expected to meet the PM. The UP CM will meet Modi most probably in Parliament House,” said a PMO source.

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Ironically, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who will also be in the national capital, has not sought any appointment with the PM so far. “There is no meeting scheduled between the two,” said a PMO source.

Adityanath was sworn in on Sunday after the BJP got its highest ever tally in the two month long polls that ended earlier in March.

Before he leaves for Lucknow this afternoon, Adityanath is also expected to meet home minister Rajnath Singh and foreign minister Sushma Swaraj.

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After taking charge as the CM, Adityanath has moved swiftly to ban mechanised abattoirs—a poll promise of the BJP—apart from giving strict instructions to maintain law and order in the state.