The visit comes a day after the BJP scored a high-profile recruit from the Congress, Jitin Prasada, a top Brahmin face in UP, who is expected to play a big role in the BJP’s UP reset ahead of polls, especially in correcting the image of the Yogi Adityanath government, perceived by a section of the state’s Brahmins as being pro-Thakur
Last week, another Brahmin face made an entry into the state – former bureaucrat AK Sharma, known to be among PM Modi’s close aides, will be given an important role in the state.
With elections less than a year away in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is tackling a crisis of confidence in its ranks against Yogi Adityanath, with quite a few MPs and MLAs going public with their criticism of their own government’s handling of Covid.
The BJP is eager to minimize the damage caused by criticism of the UP government’s handling of the pandemic. Images of bodies floating in the Ganga river or buried in shallow graves beside it came to represent just how hard the crisis had hit the state. The party’s MLAs and MPs also went public with their complaints against their own government.
With inputs from NDTV