After the BJP’s large win in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath is ready for a document second time period as Chief Minister. However there’s a huge query mark on his deputy.
In one of many greatest upsets in an in any other case spectacular present, the celebration’s quantity two in Uttar Pradesh, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, misplaced the election.
He misplaced in Sirathu by round 7,000 votes, to Samajwadi Social gathering ally Pallavi Patel of the Apna Dal (Kamerawadi).
Mr Maurya’s high-voltage election marketing campaign had starred Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari, BJP chief JP Nadda, and even Pallavi Patel’s sister Anupriya Patel, who’s a BJP ally.
As votes had been being counted yesterday and preliminary rounds confirmed him within the lead, Mr Maurya had tweeted: “Public is profitable, hooliganism is dropping.”
In addition to Keshav Maurya, 10 extra ministers within the present state authorities misplaced the election.
Yogi Adityanath’s second deputy, Dinesh Sharma, didn’t contest the election.
Keshav Maurya can nonetheless take the legislative council route, say sources, however the celebration has but to make clear on whether or not he’ll keep Deputy Chief Minister, or one other chief will exchange him.
Yogi Adityanath was a member of the legislative council till he contested his first meeting election this time and gained from the Gorakhpur City constituency.
The BJP turned the primary celebration to win a second consecutive time period in over three a long time, with 255 seats within the 403-member UP meeting.
Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Social gathering and its allies gained over 135 seats.
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