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Amit Shah pacifies allies, shakes up party leaders during UP visit

IANS  |  Lucknow 

met the leaders of the Suhaildev (SBSP) and Apna Dal-S here on Wednesday and heard them out, a said.

Other than trying to thrash out the differences with the SBSP, Shah also spoke to and and asked them to brace up for victory in the 2019

The SBSP has been miffed with the over a host of issues and Shah is learnt to have told to "take allies along and ensure that they met every fortnight" as source informed IANS.

SBSP Om Prakash Rajbhar,presented to the a memorandum of demands that he said should be settled forthright. These demands included division of the 27 per cent OBC quota for jobs, allotment for a building for its party office, provision of distribution of at least 500 motorized tricycles to disabled in every constituency and directing officials to pay heed to the letters and phone calls made by their leaders in interest of the public.

Shah asked the to not only look "promptly and positively" into the issues raised by the alliance partners but also to ensure that they are given proper respect. He also asked for a go-between to be named for better coordination between the BJP and the allies.

Shah, a senior leader privy to the meeting, said that he himself will also be reviewing the relationship from time to time and as and when required.

The however also asked Rajbhar to ensure that his legislators also toed the 'coalition dharma' as two of his four ML's were under cloud for their likely cross-voting for SP candidates in the Rajya Sabha biennial elections last month.

Rajbhar later told that he was very satisfied with his meeting with the and said that his party was solidly behind the ruling party in the smooth functioning of the government.

Shah was also closeted with Adityanath, state Mahendra Nath Pandey, Ministers and and senior party office bearers.

He is also learnt to have taken feedback from the state unit on the reasons for the electoral debacle in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls.

Law and order and the Dalit agitation in the state along with the alliance of the and the also came up during the deliberations.

The state ministers have also been asked to pay heed to the issues and problems raised by the party office bearers, leaders and the workers, while a possible rejig of the bureaucracy and an expansion of the cabinet was also discussed, sources said.



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 23:24 IST