Moreover, in view of Lok Sabha election in 2019, BJP cannot afford to take any wrong decision, said some party insiders when asked about the delay in declaring the CMs name.Sinha was in Varanasi on Friday where he offered prayers at Sankatmochan temple.Samajwadi Party bagged 47 seats, while its ally the Congress stooped to its lowest tally with seven seats.00 PM at Kanshiram Smriti Upvan," Governor Ram Naik had said in a statement on Friday.In the recently-concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the party secured 312 seats in a 403-member house, while its allies Apna Dal (Soneylal) and Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party got nine and four seats respectively."The new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh along with his Cabinet colleagues would take oath on March 19 at 5.Party insiders said the overwhelming mandate has posed a fresh challenge for the BJP to meet sky-high expectations.The BJP top brass has taken its time to decide on the UP Chief Minister after results were declared on March 11.
Uttar Pradesh sends 80 MPs to Lok Sabha and is extremely important in the BJPs scheme of things.The central observers will most likely inform the MLAs about the BJP top brass choice which will be subsequently endorsed at the meeting on Saturday.After a stupendous win in the Assembly election, the party can ill afford to lower its guard.Central observers -- Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav -- will remain present at the meeting to elect the chief minister.All these leaders in their interactions with the media have played down their chances. With the BJP leadership often springing a surprise with its choice of state leaders like Manohar Lal Khattar in Haryana, Vijay Rupani in Gujarat and now Trivendra Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand, sources have said that a relatively lesser known leader cannot be ruled out.Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party could manage to get only 19 seats in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
The BJP is forming the government in the politically crucial state after a gap of 15 years.The sources said the party is extra cautious as it is returning to power in Uttar Pradesh after a 15-year hiatus.The elected chief ministerial candidate will take oath on March 19 at 5:00 pm said party sources. Union Minister Manoj Sinha, Home Minister and former state chief minister Rajnath Singh, Maurya and eight-time MLA from Shahjahanpur Hot dip galvanizing threaded rod astm Factory Suresh Khanna are being projected as the main contenders for the post by their partymen. Venkaiah Naidu Newly-elected BJP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh will be meeting on Saturday in Lok Bhawan to elect the leader of the state legislature party.BJP vice-president Om Mathur, state party chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and other senior party leaders are also likely to attend the meet