New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming UP Assembly elections 2022, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited Delhi on Thursday to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda to discuss the party’s poll preparedness, sources said. Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh and state unit general secretary Sunil Bansal were also present in the meeting held at Shah’s official residence in the national capital. The meeting lasted for over three hours.Also Read - Uttarakhand Assembly Elections: Retired Army Officer Col Ajay Kothiyal to be AAP's CM Candidate
According to sources, the BJP’s poll preparedness for next year’s Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh was the main agenda of the meeting. Also Read - Preparations Underway For J&K Assembly Elections; Development Visible On Ground: PM Modi
“Shah, Nadda, Adityanath and others discussed BJP’s poll preparations and the party’s upcoming programmes till the elections,” sources said. Also Read - UP Elections 2022: Ex-IPS Officer Amitabh Thakur, Forced to Retire Early, to Contest Against Yogi Adityanath
The sources said that the BJP’s strategy to reach out to all sections of the society was adiscussed at the meeting.
“Plans to win every caste and community were part of the discussion as the party is working hard to gain support of everyone,” they said.
It is learnt that public response to the ongoing ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ was also discussed.
With an eye on next year’s Assembly polls, seven leaders from Uttar Pradesh were inducted into the Union cabinet last month. Of the newly-inducted ministers from Uttar Pradesh, barring Anupriya Patel of Apna Dal, all are from the BJP.
This was the third visit of Adityanath to Delhi since June. Amid speculation of a change of guard in Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath had earlier visited the national capital for two days and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nadda and Shah.
Last month during the Monsoon Session of the Parliament, the UP CM was present in a meeting with MPs from the state with Nadda.
(With inputs from IANS)