Front-runner to UP CM's post Manoj Sinha offers prayers

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The front-runner to the post of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Manoj Sinha offered prayers at a temple in Varanasi, early Saturday morning. He was seen offering prayers at the Kaal Bhairav Mandir at Varanasi. He will head to Lucknow later during the day.

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The BJP's legislature meeting is slated to be held in Lucknow at 5 pm on Saturday. Sinha who is a Union minister is tipped to be the next CM of UP. His name has been doing the rounds for the past couple of days. Sinha, however told reporters in Delhi on Friday that he is not a front-runner.

But BJP sources say that Sinha is most likely to be handed over the mantle. He was picked up both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who was also considered for the post was kept in the loop about the decision made by Modi and Shah in consultation with the RSS.

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