Shah authorised to decide on CM names for UP, U’khand

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Mar 2017 07:06:18


Mar 12,


Venkaiah Naidu and Bhupinder Yadav’s names finalised for UP, Narendra Singh Tomar and Saroj Pandey for Uttarakhand, whereas Piyush Goyal and
Vinay Sahasrabuddhe will be the observers for Manipur

BHARATIYA Janata Party’s Parliamentary Board on Sunday authorised party President Amit Shah to decide on the names of party’s chief ministerial candidates for Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where the BJP secured massive wins in the Assembly elections.

At a meeting, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Board appointed senior leader Venkaiah Naidu and party General Secretary Bhupinder Yadav as the observers for UP, Union Minister JP Nadda told reporters here after the meeting of the Parliamentary Board. Narendra Singh Tomar and Saroj Pandey were finalised as the party observers for Uttarakhand while Union Minister Piyush Goyal and party Vice-President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe will be the observers for Manipur. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has already been sent to Goa as the party observer.

“The Parliamentary Board has authorised the party President Amit Shah to take a decision on the chief ministerial candidate for UP and Uttarakhand based on the reports of the observers,” he said. Nadda said that the observers would submit their reports to the party President soon after Holi, based on their deliberations with the party MLAs in the respective States.

The Parliamentary Board also thanked the people of UP and Uttarakhand for giving huge mandate to the party in the two States.
“We are committed to form able Governments in the two states,” Nadda said.
The Board also paid their tributes to the 12 CRPF personnel killed in Maoist ambush in Sukma in Chhattisgarh. Nadda said that the PM also welcomed BJP President Amit Shah and congratulated the party workers for their efforts in the assembly elections to the five States. The meeting of the Board came a day after landslide win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Assembly polls. The meeting, which was attended by BJP President Amit Shah and members of the Board, also discussed the strategy of the party for Goa and Manipur, where polls have given a fractured verdict. The Parliamentary Board meeting commenced late on Sunday evening shortly after Modi’s address to the party workers at the BJP headquarters.