Union Minister Sinha also prayed at Sankat Mochan Mandir after visiting
As per senior party sources, Manoj Sinha who is the MoS Telecom was most likely to take over the position. The decision regarding it would be taken on Saturday in the party legislature meeting.
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BJP MLA meet to take place on Saturday in Lucknow at 5 pm:
BJP MLAs are set to meet tomorrow in Lucknow to discuss upon who party wants to see as UP CM. As per sources, Keshav Prasad Maurya would put forth the suggestion to elect Manoj Sinha the Chief Minister of the state. Also, Venkaiah Naidu and Bhupendra Yadav are most likely to support Sinha and would suggest the same to party Chief Amit Shah.
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Manoj Sinha denies being in race:
Even though everything hints at Sinha’s high chances to become take charge of UP as CM, he blatantly denied being a part of the race and said he has no information about his name being floated in the race.
Oath taking to take place on Sunday:
Senior BJP leader Keshav Prasad Maurya on Friday told ABP News that the new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister would take an oath on Sunday at 5 pm. He also said that the preparations for the same are underway and all senior leaders would attend the oath taking.
Who is Manoj Sinha?
The biggest name in the race is that of Manoj Sinha who is an MP from Ghazipur and the current Minister of State Telecom. He is also in charge of state Railways and has been elected as an MP twice. Sinha has been considered a clean and loyal politician and this adds to his change of becoming the UP CM.