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Yogi Adityanath in Delhi; portfolio allocation may be discussed

Siddhartha Nath Singh said portfolios of new ministers are likely to be announced 'very soon'

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath

Allocation of ministerial berths in Yogi Adityanath's council of ministers is likely to come up for discussion at a meeting the Chief Minister will have with Prime Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party chief in Delhi on Tuesday.

Adityanath left for Delhi in the morning to take part in the meeting of the Parliamentary Board, a spokesperson said.

"The meeting of the BJP's Parliamentary Board is being held in Delhi today. Apart from Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath, his counterparts from Manipur, Goa, and Uttarakhand are also participating in the meeting," UP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said.

"The discussion on allocation of ministerial berths in Yogi Adityanath's council of ministers may also be discussed in Delhi with party chief and PM Modi," said a senior party leader requesting anonymity.

Earlier speaking to PTI, UP Cabinet Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh said that the portfolios of new ministers are likely to be announced "very soon".

"The portfolios are being worked out. The process for allocation of departments is on and hopefully it will be done very soon," Singh said.

He is one of the two UP ministers entrusted with the task of acting as an interface between the government and the media. Shrikant Sharma is the other minister.

In another development, Fateh Bahadur Singh, the MLA from Campiyarganj in Gorakhpur, has offered to resign from his seat to facilitate the election of Yogi from the said Assembly constituency.

Currently, is the Gorakhpur MP, and is not a member of either Houses of the UP Legislature.

UP has a bicameral legislature.

First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 13:08 IST
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