LUCKNOW: Two weeks after being appointed BJP in charge of UP elections, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan hit the ground running on Wednesday, while pressing for grassroot monitoring of public welfare schemes of Central and state governments.
Presiding over a meeting at UP BJP office, Pradhan is learnt to have stressed on accelerating ongoing party programmes, while invoking the popularity of PM Narendra Modi and “good governance” plank of CM Yogi Adityanath. He also held discussion vis-a-vis fresh campaigns proposed by the party to consolidate its position in the run-up to UP assembly elections early next year.
The meeting was attended by a host of top BJP leaders, including national vice-president and UP in charge Radha Mohan Singh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh and state general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal. Pradhan was also accompanied by party co-in charge and Union minister Anurag Thakur, party national general secretary Saroj Pandey and Union minister of state, Mahendra Pandey. Pradhan’s presence triggered frenetic political activity in the BJP office with state ministers, including Suresh Khanna, Swami Prasad Maurya, Dara Singh Chauhan, Anil Rajbhar and Suresh Rana lining up to meet him.
Swatantra Dev Singh said, the meeting factored around ground-level implementation of public welfare schemes. He also confirmed Pradhan asserted that popularity of PM Modi and CM Yogi will play a key role in BJP’s electoral performance in UP.
The newly appointed regional in charge of six regions in UP also reached the state BJP office. They included Karnal (Haryana) MP Sanjay Bhatia (West UP region), Sanjeev Chaurasia, MLA from Digha assembly seat in Bihar (Braj region). BJP’s national secretary Y Satya Kumar (Awadh region), Sudhir Gupta, BJP’s national co-treasurer (Kanpur region). BJP national secretary Arvind Menon (Gorakhpur region), Sunil Ojha, who is also UP co-incharge (Kashi region).
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Barring UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev, every leader who addressed the gathering reportedly said we should work towards ensuring the repeat of the BJP government in UP. Singh, however, said we should work towards ensuring the government under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath.
Anurag Thakur has been assigned an all important assignment as central coordinator, media and social media in charge and youths, Sobha Krantjpe as election in charge of Awadh region, Saroj Pandey in charge of Kashi region, Annapurna Devi in charge of Kanpur Bundelkhand, Arjun Meghwal in charge of Brij and Captain Abhimanyu of West UP.