Supporters of Keshav Prasad Maurya, the chief of the BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit are staging a demonstration demanding that he be made the chief minister. The supporters of Yogi Adityanath, senior BJP leader are also staging a demonstration that he be made the CM.
There is hectic activity both in New Delhi and Lucknow. With crowds swelling senior BJP leaders are trying to pacify the leaders who are aspirants to the post. Yogi Adityanath was in New Delhi holding discussions with Amit Shah. During the meeting Adityanath objected to the appointment of some MLAs in the state ministry. He said that he was upset that Radha Mohan Das was being appointed as a minister in the UP government.
The BJP's legislature meet is scheduled to be held at 4 pm on Saturday. Crowds have started to gather outside the BJP's headquarters in Lucknow demanding that their leaders be made the next CM of UP.
Senior leaders from Delhi including Venkaiah Naidu are in Varanasi and holding meetings. Meanwhile union Manoj Sinha has once again reiterated that he is not in the race for the post of UP CM.
He said that it is mere speculation that is being made in sections of the media. Sinha who visited two temples in the morning reiterated that he is not a contender to the post.
The BJP will officially announce the name of the CM candidate after the 4 pm meeting. In the past few days several names have been doing the rounds. However the BJP has kept the name of the UP CM a top guarded secret.