Lucknow, March 18: It seems all is not well with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh. A mini-rebellion is brewing within the party over the post of chief minister. The supporters of controversial politician Yogi Adityanath and president of BJP in UP, Keshav Prasad Maurya, protested and shouted slogans demanding the CM's berth for their leaders in Lucknow on Saturday.
"Yogi Adityanath's supporters demonstrate in Lucknow demanding that Adityanath be made the chief minister of UP," reported ANI.
Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath's supporters demonstrate demanding that Adityanath be made Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh pic.twitter.com/kDmVWpGfiT— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 18, 2017
"UP BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya's supporters stage demonstration demanding that Maurya be made the CM of UP," reported ANI.
Lucknow: UP BJP Chief Keshav Prasa Maurya's supporters stage demonstration demanding that Maurya be made the CM of UP pic.twitter.com/qwAR0WsJTl— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 18, 2017
The BJP has won the UP assembly polls with a huge mandate. In the house of 403-member UP Assembly, the BJP got 325 seats in alliance with two smaller parties in the polls. However, the saffron party is yet to declare its CM's face.
The BJP has said that the party will declare its CM's name by Saturday evening. The swearing-in ceremony of the new CM and his cabinet is scheduled on Sunday. Till now, there is no clarity as who will be the next CM of UP. Probably, the BJP's top leadership took a wrong decision by delaying the announcement of naming the next CM.