On February 5, when BJP’s National General Secretary and party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah, was holding a meeting of some leaders in Lucknow, a crowd was protesting outside. Angry party workers alleged that senior leaders are giving more weightage to defectors. Ironically, on February 9, Shah moved to a flat on Rana Pratap Marg, which belongs to businessman Sudhir Halwasia. Halwasia has recently joined
BJP from BSP.