As per the voter slip, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli’s name has been registered under Sahajanwa Assembly segment in Gorakhpur where Lok Sabha bypoll is scheduled to be held on March 11.
The discrepancy is not limited till here as election officers, who are no more, have also been deployed on election duty. Counting of votes for Gorakhpur Lok Sabha bypoll will be held on March 14 with Kohli’s voter number given as 822.
Gorakhpur bypolls were announced after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath vacated the seat by resigning as Lok Sabha member in September last year following his election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. On March 11, Phulpur Lok Sabha seat will also go to polls. It was vacated by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minster Keshav Prasad Maurya.
The admission, complete with the skipper’s photo, has puzzled officials who ordered a probe.
Sub-Divisional Magistrate Pankaj Srivastava said an investigation has been launched into the mix-up.
According to the Election Commission, there 19.61 lakh voters in Phulpur parliamentary constituency, while there are 19.49 lakh voters in Gorakhpur parliamentary.
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The murmur of dissent and dissatisfaction among the Yogi Cabinet members are tumbling out in public domain thick and fast over the manner the Chief Minister is taking all decisions himself without consulting any ministers or giving them importance. While the newly elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath is going the whole hog to outshine any challenges coming from party disgruntled lot the Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is feeling rather ignored and out of place in the present scheme of things. Winning state polls as BJP Pradesh President and an OBC face of the party, K P Maurya was a strong contender for the top slot and is feeling neglected and sidelined as the party insiders reveal that he may be sent to Centre to contain factionalism within the party.
Uttar Pradesh politics is rife with the speculation that K P Maurya has opposed to the move of sending him at Centre as he believes if he goes to Delhi he will be rendered irrelevant in the state politics. Secondly, he has consolidated his base as a factional leader who listens and sympathises with the dissenting voices against the Chief Minister’s high handiness. If sources are to be believed indications are that the Deputy CM has created a base of over 200 MLAs who support him for the cause of countering Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s behaviour towards party members.
According to top party sources, dissentient has reached to such level that the party General Secretary Sunil Bansal has brought the issue to BJP President Amit Shah to solve the containment among party brass. As per party strategy, K P Maurya will not vacate his Parliamentary seat Phulpur to be grabbed by BSP Supremo Mayawati, who is eying seat after resigning from Rajya Sabha. Party thinks by calling Maurya to Centre will fix both the vexing issues in one go. The move will quell the dissentient and factionalism in the state BJP and it will stall Mayawati’s chances of contesting from Phulpur if she so desires.
Both Yogi and Maurya are expected to vacate their seats as the Member of Parliament (MP) from Gorakhpur and Phulpur, respectively, to continue their terms in the state. With the conclusion of the Presidential elections and Ram Nath Kovind takes office as the President, the Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah is now focusing more on Uttar Pradesh where Adityanath and Maurya are set to face poll battles once again.
There have been widespread speculations that the BSP supremo might attempt to regain entry in the House by contesting the by-poll with a rare opposition alliance with Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress. However, BJP has refuted any such possibilities and has stated that there are no reasons for the saffron party to be concerned of, as the chances of Mayawati contesting the elections are very less. Senior party leaders claimed that while Mayawati always chooses to contest from a safe seat, she won’t be risking fighting from one of BJP’s stronghold, losing which might take her into political oblivion.
Over possibilities that the BJP might offer a ministerial berth to K P Maurya at the Centre and ask him to retain his seat as the MP from Phulpur, party Chief Amit Shah ruled out any chances of moving Maurya to Delhi. Stating all such claims as media speculations, Shah claimed that the Deputy CM will soon be relieved of his duties as the state President and will be allowed to work free from party responsibilities.
By: Priyam Mukhopadhyay
The battle for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is not seeing any end anytime soon. In a recent development, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath reaches to MLA meet in Uttar Pradesh via special charter plane from Delhi with BJP’s Uttar Pradesh state president Keshav Prasad Maurya.
Hard liner Yogi Adityanath presence in the MLA meets further concrete his position for the race of Uttar Pradesh CM. For a special plane charted for Yogi Adityanath and Keshav Prasad Maurya, reaches Lucknow for the MLA meet.
In another speculation surrounding Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, in a first of its kind, the state may get two Deputy Chief Minister for the first time.
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Keshav Prasad Maurya who is a member of Bhartiya Janta Party, as well as president of UP BJP, has been admitted to ICU at the RML hospital in New Delhi reported ANI. He has been admitted to hospital due to the sudden increase in high blood pressure. Today he will remain in hospital under the observation of doctors, he might get discharged by tomorrow
There was a huge contribution of Keshav Maurya behind the landslide victory of BJP in recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
BJP’s landslide victory and PM Modi’s super wave has ensured a majority government in the UP and UK. BJP won 312 of the state’s 403 seats; its allies have won 13 seats for a grand total of 325 in Uttar Pradesh and clean sweep 57 seats in Uttarakhand. BJP also has enough votes to form a government in both Manipur and Goa as well. The BJP in the crucial assembly elections billed as a semi-final before the 2019 national elections, has surprised the pollsters and has delivered one of its best performance in UP in decades.
Election results will also be seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s notes ban last year. PM Modi was the face of the BJP’s campaign with the party choosing not to project a chief ministerial candidate in UP and seeking votes for PM Modi’s policies and development agenda, which by the way well paid off at last.
Manohar Parrikar Out from PM Modi’s Cabinet to be the next CM of Goa.
The BJP is ready to retain Goa, despite placing second in the picturesque coastal state. There will be one major change if it forms the government: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will return to his home state as Chief Minister. Together with union minister Nitin Gadkari, he held a long meeting this evening at a five-star hotel where the BJP efficiently collected the additional seven seats it needs from small regional parties. Mr Parrikar then met with Governor Mridula Sinha to stake claim and was invited to form the government. He will have to prove his majority in the assembly within 15 days of swearing in as Chief Minister.
Shivraj Singh May Join the Cabinet.
With Manohar Parrikar exit’s from the Cabinet, PM Modi is planning to make another Chief Minister as the successor of Manohar Parrikar and the top choice to replace Parrikar is current Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan like PM Modi has won the state elections four times and is also a member of BJP Parliamentary Board. The only concern of PM Modi on bringing Shivraj Singh Chouhan to his cabinet is who will be a successor of him in Madhya Pradesh. Shivraj Singh like Manohar Parrikar and NaMo is a mass leader and with Anandi Ben Patel and Laxmikant Parserkar turns out to be a failed experiment, the BJP board may not bring him in the cabinet soon.
Amit Shah will decide the next UP CM.
BJP’s parliamentary board has authorized party president Amit Shah to decide the chief ministerial nominee in the four states in consultation with party observers of respective states. For UP the names which are likely to be the next CM of UP is Keshav Prasad Maurya, Rajnath Singh, Kalraj Mishra Yogi Adityanath, Manoj Sinha and Mahesh Sharma, whereas for Uttarakhand the front runner for CM candidates are Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, B C Khanduri, Ramesh Pokriyal and Satpal Maharaj. Amit Shah will likely to announce the CM of states in 16th of March.
Early trends are showing an overwhelming win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh. The party is set to return to power in the state after over 15 years. But who will be the party’s CM pick?
The big day is here and just like Exit polls and now early trends indicate that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to script a spectacular victory in Uttar Pradesh. BJP could win 251 to 279 seats while the ruling Samajwadi Party, which fought the election in alliance with the Congress may come to distant second winning 88-112 seats.
With the BJP set to return to power in the crucial state after nearly 15 years, here is a list of probable chief ministerial candidates:
Keshav Prasad Maurya:
The state party unit chief, who represents Phulpur in the Lok Sabha, is said to be one of the top contenders for the CM post. The 47-year-old leader was not seen much in the public sharing stage with ‘star campaigners’ PM Narendra Modi or Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
There are several factors which may work in favor of Maurya. With him, the BJP may want to consolidate more support from the non-Yadav OBCs which the party has been missing since Kalyan Singh was sidelined. However, ruling a huge state like Uttar Pradesh could prove to be a daunting task for Maurya, who lacks administrative experience.
The Home Minister was the last BJP chief minister that Uttar Pradesh had in 2002. The Ghaziabad MP campaigned extensively in the state addressing nearly 120 big, small rallies. Rajnath, who has been the BJP’s president for two terms, has been at the forefront of BJP’s rise after leader’s like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani took a backseat. His experience at holding important posts makes Rajnath one of the top contenders for the post. However, it remains to be seen whether he would opt to return to state politics from New Delhi.
The Lok Sabha MP from Ghazipur could also be considered for the top UP post. Sinha, who is currently the Telecom and Minister of State for Railways, has BTech and MTech degrees from IIT-Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Sinha is another leader who believes in working at the grassroots level. Sinha enjoys a huge support of the party cadre in his constituency and eastern UP.
The 57-year-old’s organizational skills make him one of the best bet for the CM post, however, the biggest factor which may work against him is his caste. Is the BJP ready to promote a Brahmin on the CM post in Uttar Pradesh? The answer could be just a few hours away.
Who will the BJP favour? Answer just a few hours away.