LUCKNOW: While corridors of power in Lucknow are abuzz with speculations of a possible reshuffle of UP cabinet before Diwali, the ministers of the Yogi Adityanath government were summoned at the state BJP headquarters with their work and worth report of the last one and a half year on Monday.
If the sources are to be believed, besides evaluating their performance, they will be given responsibilities of Lok Sabha constituencies ahead of the general elections next year.
While specific Lok Sabha constituencies will be handed over to ministers and senior BJP leaders according to their area of influence, the party will kick off a three-day special campaign from November 2, wherein the cabinet ministers will accompany senior party leaders to the constituency allocated to them and meet the booth level workers to bolster push activities for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
Moreover, the BJP is also planning Kamal Sandesh bike rally from November 17 in Uttar Pradesh. It will witness lakhs of BJP workers taking out rallies in their respective constituencies.
"This will set the tone for BJP campaign for 2019 Lok Sabha elections in UP, said a senior BJP leader. Meanwhile, in the impending reshuffle of a cabinet, some new faces are likely to find a place while a few others may be shifted to other departments.
Some of those working as a minister of state with independent charge, including Swantantra Deo Singh, Dr Mahendra Singh, Suresh Rana, may be elevated to cabinet rank. Even Basic Education and Cooperative departments may get new faces.
However, the sources in BJP say that with general elections around the corner, party organisation will try to strike a caste balance in the cabinet after the reshuffle.