Before next year’s assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh UP government is going to expand its cabinet. State The cabinet expansion of the BJP government led by CM Yogi Adityanath will take place this evening. With this, the speculation of expansion of the cabinet for a long time has now come to an end. According to the information received from Raj Bhavan, the cabinet will be expanded at 5.30 pm on Sunday and the swearing-in program will be held in Gandhi Auditorium of Raj Bhavan.
Apart from Jitin Prasad, who recently joined BJP from Congress, Paltu Ram, Sanjay Gaur, Sangeeta Bind, Dinesh Khatik, Dharamveer Prajapati and Chhatrapal Gangwar will take oath as ministers. Not only this, there is also news of some ministers being thrown out. tell the fire At present, the state government has 23 cabinet ministers including the chief minister, nine ministers of state with independent charge and 21 ministers of state. Due to the strength of 403 members in the state assembly, 60 ministers can be made according to the rules, but at present there are only 53 ministers and seven posts are vacant. The possibility of cabinet expansion in Uttar Pradesh had increased only after the expansion and reshuffle in the Union Cabinet.
In the expansion of the Union Cabinet on July 8, special attention was given to UP. In which an attempt was made to focus on caste mathematics. Of the seven new ministers appointed from UP, four were OBCs, two Dalits and one Brahmin. UP has a strong representation in Modi’s cabinet. This is the first time that a record 15 ministers have been made from UP in the Union Cabinet.
BJP is taking UP elections very seriously. The party has started a campaign to strengthen the booths. At the same time, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, the election in-charge, also stayed in UP for three days and discussed the election preparations. CM Yogi Adityanath has claimed that in the 2022 elections, BJP will form the government by winning 350 seats in UP. At the same time, the SP has spoken of winning 400 assembly seats.