Lucknow: It seem like that recent Union Cabinet expansion of India’s Prime Minster Narendra Modi is completely focused on upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2017, as the PM has inducted sixteen ministers from the UP state in his regime.
This shows that the Prime Minster tried to cover the bed of election with the bed sheet of 16 UP minister from the state alone.
The Prime Minister picked trio of non-Yadav, a non dalit and a Brahim minister from Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday which reflects the BJP’s caste focus in the political crucial state ahead of next year’s assembly polls.
This is for the first time in history of politics that alone sixteen ministers inducted in Union Cabinet.
It also reflects the party’s focus on central and east UP in the selection of Shahjahanpur MP Krishna Raj, a Pasi, Mirzapur MP Anupriya Patel, a Kurmi of Apna Dal and old BJP war horse of the temple flame, Chandauli MP Mahendra Pandey, a Brahmin.
Despite the exit of Agra MP Ram Shankar Katheria-a former RSS pracharak and a Dalit-his services are likely to be utilised in the organisation.
Along with Modi, UP now has 16 ministers in keeping with the 71 MPs that the BJP got from the state in the 2014 parliamentary polls.
Among his top four ministers, Lucknow MP and union home minister Rajnath Singh and defense minister Manohar Parrikar, a Rajya Sabha MP from UP, also represent the state.