New Delhi, March 17: The BJP's national president, Amit Shah handed over the responsibility of chosing the next Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to Keshav Prasad Maurya who is the party's chief in the state. The name of the UP CM will be revealed at a meeting of the party at Lucknow on Saturday at 5 pm.
Shah said he has given the responsibility of chosing the next UP CM to Maurya. This statement left everyone confused and questions whether Maurya would chose himself as the UP CM were raised. When Maurya was asked about this, he said, "How can I choose myself?"
Maurya was one of the front-runners to the post of UP CM. There has been speculation rife in the media regarding Maurya and the statements by Shah only added to the suspense and confusion.
The other strong contenders to the post are Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister of Communication (independent charge) and Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha.