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PM Modi likely to meet BJP MPs from UP over breakfast, elections on the agenda

By Priyanka Verma 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh over breakfast on Friday. The meeting, which will be attended by nearly 40 party leaders, comes months ahead of assembly polls in the state.

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During the Winter Session of Parliament, the PM has been regularly holding breakfast meetings with party MPs. Earlier this week, he met with the party leaders from Madhya Pradesh.

Friday’s meeting comes days after the Prime Minister inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi. During his visit, he also chaired a meeting with 12 chief ministers from BJP-ruled states on good governance practices in Varanasi.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will participate in the ‘Sarkar Banao, Adhikar Pao’ rally organised by Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Nishad Party at 1 pm on Friday at the Ramabai Ambedkar Ground in Lucknow.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Nishad Party president Sanjay Nishad, along with state president of BJP Swatantra Dev Singh, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma will be present at the rally along with Home Minister Amit Shah.

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The same day, SP President Akhilesh Yadav will take out a Vijay Rath Yatra in Rae Bareli in a show of strength.

In a big election push, the ruling party will also hold a series of ‘yatras’ across the state before the end of December. The six yatras will cover each of the 403 assembly seats in the state. Such yatras have been a customary part of the party’s campaign in assembly polls.

The BJP has announced an alliance with the Nishad Party and Apna Dal (S) in Uttar Pradesh.

The party will also hold a rally in Lucknow with the Nishad Party later today. Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will attend the event.

Assembly elections will be held early next year in five states — Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur. Elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat will be held in late 2022.

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In the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party won 312 seats in the 403-seat Uttar Pradesh Assembly. Samajwadi Party (SP) bagged 47 seats, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) won 19 and Congress could manage to win only seven seats.

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