Singh was in Lucknow for the second time in less than a week and met the governor Anandiben Patel, triggering talks that discussions about a cabinet rejig could be on the agenda. He, however, dismissed the speculations saying it was merely a “courtesy” call since he had not met her after being appointed as UP’s BJP in-charge. He also met the Assembly Speaker Hriday Narain Dikshit. On Saturday, he had met the BJP UP president Swatantra Dev Singh and general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal.The matter relating to filling of vacant seats and changes in Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Cabinet garnered attention with the stocktaking visit of national BJP leaders Santhosh and Singh to the state capital last week. There was also anticipation whether AK Sharma — an IAS officer turned MLC and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s key aide –would be given a key berth alongside Yogi. Ministers ET had spoken with said that while a “major rejig” was unlikely with less than nine months to polls, some posts that fell vacant after the death of sitting ministers, which could be filled up.
Source: Economic Times