Power Cir­cles around Yogi

THESE VAR­I­OUS POWER CEN­TRES ARE A SE­RIES OF CHECKS AND BAL­ANCES ON THE UT­TAR PRADESH CHIEF MIN­IS­TER

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AMIT SHAH

The BJP na­tional chief played a key role in the se­lec­tion of state min­is­ters. Close aides Srikant Sharma and Sid­harth Nath Singh are cab­i­net min­is­ters in the Yogi gov­ern­ment

SU­NIL BANSAL

The BJP’s state or­gan­i­sa­tional gen­eral sec­re­tary and the ar­chi­tect of the mas­sive 2017 vic­tory. Cho­sen by Amit Shah, co­or­di­nates between the party or­gan­i­sa­tion and the Yogi gov­ern­ment

PMO

The PMO is keep­ing a close eye on the Yogi gov­ern­ment. More than a dozen IAS of­fi­cers on dep­u­ta­tion at the Cen­tre have been sent back to UP

DINESH SHARMA

The Brah­min face in the cab­i­net, holds the ed­u­ca­tion port­fo­lio. The Deputy CM Is close to PM Naren­dra Modi. Suc­ceeded in free­ing UP board exam from cheat­ing mafia

RSS

RSS chief Mo­han Bhag­wat has over the last year held over a dozen meet­ings in dif­fer­ent UP dis­tricts. The RSS is also giv­ing feed­back on the per­for­mance of the BJP MPs and MLAs

KE­SHAV PRASAD MAU­RYA

The deputy chief min­is­ter and the most pow­er­ful min­is­ter in the Yogi cab­i­net holds the PWD, food pro­cess­ing and en­ter­tain­ment tax port­fo­lios. Has promised pot­hole-free roads in the state

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