Uttar Pradesh chief minister-designate Yogi Adityanath met BJP president J P Nadda to discuss the formation of government in the state. The BJP, which stormed back to power in the crucial state, is scheduled to elect its legislative party leader on Thursday.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been appointed as the party’s observer for government formation in the state.
The party has to take a call on the names of deputy chief ministers, sources said.
As per report by PTI , Several names have come up during discussions, including former chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who lost the assembly elections, Dinesh Sharma, Baby Rani Maurya, Brijesh Pathak, Swatantar Dev Singh and AK Sharma, they said.
The oath taking ceremony of the Adityanath-led government will be held on Friday in a mega event at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ikana stadium in Lucknow.
It is expected to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with several cabinet ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states.
Personalities from different walks of life are also expected to be in attendance at the grand ceremony.
The BJP with its allies won 274 seats out of 403, becoming the first party in over three decades to form a government for a second consecutive time in the state.