Uttar Pradesh Likely To Get Third Deputy Chief Minister As A Dalit To Woo The Community

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New Delhi: BharatiyaJanataParty is planning to induct the third deputy chief minister in Uttar Pradesh from the Dalit community before elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are announced. This could be one of the attempts to retainthose seats that the Party had won in the 2014 LokSabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP is trying every bit for it as formation of the government at the Centre largely depends upon the success of the party in the state.

Cabinet expansion in the state is on cards and has already been discussed by the state leadership and the Central leadership. During the UP cabinet expansion, a Dalit deputy CM may also take oath of the office.

Sources said that Uttar Pradesh has always been important not only in terms of seats but also in terms of Dalit politics in the state. Things become little more difficult when the party has an opponent as a four-time Dalit CM leading the BahujanSamaj Party in the state against the BJP.

Sources said that the party will elect a deputy CM from the elected MLAs in the present Assembly. Some new faces will also inducted in the cabinet and a few may even be dropped. With the induction of a Dalit deputy CM the caste equation in the government will be balanced by having a Rajput CM, Brahmin and OBC Dy CMs and another Dy CM as Dalit preferably from the lesser known community with the bigger reach.

Sources further said that the BJP leadership has been constantly involved in the social engineering and this was the reason that Ram NathKovind has been appointed as the President and he will have an impact on UP but he will have bigger impact at All India level.

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