Yogi-Maurya rift in UP causes concern for BJP and RSS
Lucknow: The burgeoning gap of communication between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya has upset the BJP leadership as well as the top brass of RSS.
Since it has come at the time when the affairs in the state looked hunky dory in terms of development plan of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the biggest state of the country, the visible cracks between number one and two in the government is being looked as an ominous sign.
The differences between the two had surfaced immediately after the Yogi-led government was installed in Uttar Pradesh but despite all efforts , they did not seem to go along well- certainly detrimental to the welfare of the state which is poised to be in the focus of the central leadership in view of the future polity.
Of late, the senior functionaries of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh had collected the feedback from the senior leaders of the state in this regard realising it might disturb the equilibrium for speedy progress of the state and party's prospects in the next elections.
A senior BJP leader told newstrack.com that it was unfortunate and uncalled for as the sanctity of the post of Chief Minister should have been maintained considering positive intentions of Yogi. ''In a way, between the two, Maurya has been the erring individual as he was given an important portfolio of PWD and the post of Deputy CM of the state,'' he said.
The efforts were on to dilute the differences between the two specially after successful execution of Investors Summit 2018 and prospects of developmental activities in the state.
Maurya could not be reached for his version on this despite repeated attempts.