Lucknow: The countdown for the oath-taking ceremony of Yogi government 2.0 has begun and the Bharatiya Janata Party knows well how significant this can be, keeping in mind the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Sources suggest that the new cabinet will be a showcase of caste calculus and balance of old and new. The BJP has called a key core committee meeting of its MLAs on Thursday in Lucknow, during which MLA of its allies Apna Dal (S) and Nishad Party will also be present.
Sources suggest that the discussion on chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s new team took place in Delhi late on Wednesday night. Union home minister Amit Shah, BJP national president JP Nadda, organization general secretary BL Santosh along with CM Yogi were also present in the key meeting. It is being said that the list of ministers has been discussed with the central leadership and the chief minister.
According to sources, Yogi’s new team will consist of more than half new faces, while three big names of the old team will not get a chance this time. Party sources claim that there is little chance of having more than two deputy CMs, while one old face could be retained on the post. A new face is also likely to get a chance, they added. Meanwhile, three former cabinet ministers may be dropped due to their performance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with top BJP leadership will be present during the oath-taking ceremony of CM Yogi to be held on March 25 around 4pm at Ekana stadium in Lucknow. Arrangements have also been made for putting up LED screens at different spots in the stadium, which has a big all-weather screen where direct telecast of the event is likely to be broadcast.
The surroundings of the stadium are also being beautified by the Lucknow Development Authority. Thousands of flower pots and plants are being prepared at Janeshwar Mishra Park, which will be used in the beautification of areas surrounding the stadium. The senior administrative and police officials are regularly visiting the venue to take stock of the preparations for the grand function.