Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take stock of the political situation in the state and review the party's preparations for the upcoming elections, including the local body polls.
New Delhi: The BJP high command has started preparations for the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday to take stock of the political situation in the state and review the party's preparations for the upcoming elections, including the local body polls. . The meeting took place at JP Nadda's residence. Party's National General Secretary (Organization) BL Santosh and other prominent leaders associated with the organization also participated in the meeting.
The results of the recent by-elections were mixed
According to the information, the meeting discussed the preparations for the Lok Sabha elections to be held in 2024 along with the elections to the local bodies in Uttar Pradesh. Let us tell you that the results of the recent by-elections in Uttar Pradesh were mixed for the party. In the Khatauli assembly bypoll, the BJP was defeated by the Samajwadi Party (SP)-backed Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate, while it wrested the Rampur seat from the SP. SP was successful in winning the by-election in Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency. Mainpuri is called the stronghold of SP.
Ban on notification of body elections continues
On the other hand, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has ordered to continue the ban imposed on Monday on the notification of municipal elections in the state till Wednesday. A PIL has been filed accusing the state government of not following due process in implementing reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in municipal elections.
A division bench headed by Justice DK Upadhyay has given this order while hearing a PIL. During the hearing held on Tuesday, a request was made by the state government to give one more time to reply, which was accepted by the court. Earlier, on Monday, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had put an interim stay on issuing a notification to the State Election Commission for conducting municipal elections in the state till today i.e. Tuesday.