Prime Minister Narendra Modi would meet BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh today over breakfast, according to reports.
“The Prime Minister will meet party MPs from Uttar Pradesh tomorrow on breakfast. Total 40 MPs are invited,” a source told ANI.
The Prime Minister had inaugurated Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, on Monday. He chaired a meeting of BJP chief ministers and deputy chief ministers on “good governance practices” in Varanasi on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh will hold Assembly Elections next year.
So far, the agenda of the meeting has not been confirmed. But during other meetings, the Prime Minister suggested to party MPs to engage more with people, beyond political activities, and shun VIP culture.
In the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party bagged 312 seats out of the 403-seat Uttar Pradesh Assembly while Samajwadi Party (SP) bagged 47 seats, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) won 19 and Congress could manage to win only seven seats. The rest of the seats were bagged by other candidates.
In other updates, PM Modi is also scheduled to inaugurate and address the All-India Mayors’ Conference on Friday. According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Conference is being organised by the Department of Urban Development of Uttar Pradesh in Varanasi.
“It has been the constant endeavour of the Prime Minister to ensure ease of living in urban areas. The government has launched multiple schemes and initiatives to address the issues of dilapidated urban infrastructure and lack of amenities. A special focus of these efforts has been the state of Uttar Pradesh, which has witnessed tremendous progress and transformation of the urban landscape, especially in the last five years,” the PMO said in a release.