BJP announces observers for UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur; Amit Shah to take final call on CMs

BJP has announced observers for Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur.

After giving a speech at the BJP victory event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the BJP Parliamentary board meet.

The party discussed the probable names for the post of chief minister in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where it has won comfortable majority in the assembly elections.

Union Health Minister JP Nadda in a press conference after the board meet said that Venkaiah Naidu and Bhupendra Yadav has been appointed as Uttar Pradesh observers.

Narendra Tomar and Saroj Pandey has been named the observers for Uttarakhand. Nadda said that Amit Shah has been authorised to make the final decision on chief ministers after observers submit their respective reports.

Piyush Goyal and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe have been named observers for Manipur.

BJP AIMS TO FORM GOVERNMENT IN FOUR STATES

BJP's parliamentary board meeting comes even as the BJP pulls out all stops to get ahead of the Congress in Goa.

No party won a majority in the coastal state, but the Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed support of nine MLAs and both Congress and the BJP will fight to win the support of the MGP and GFP.

In Uttarakhand, meanwhile, Satpal Maharaj is among the front-runners. He reached New Delhi early morning to meet senior BJP leaders. Former chief minister BC Khanduri is also considered to be in the running in the list of BJP leaders who could be nominated to become the chief minister.

In UP, on the other hand, the BJP could choose between state unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Before the elections, Rajnath didn't dismiss the possibility of returning to state politics when questioned about whether he could be the UP chief minister candidate.

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