Is Yogi's Kanha Upvan visit a hint towards Aparna Yadav joining BJP?
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with his visit to Kanha Upvan on Friday morning fueled the speculations that Samajwadi Party leader Aparna Yadav is soon expected to shift her loyalties to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Actually, Kanha Upvan, that gives shelter to the stray animals, is owned by Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav's younger son Prateek Yadav and his wife Aparna Yadav, who contested the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on SP ticket from Lucknow Cantt. constituency here.
Earlier on March 24, Aparna, along with her husband Prateek, had paid a visit to Yogi Adityanath at the VVIP guest house, soon after he was elevated as the UP Chief Minister by BJP. The sources close to the CM had claimed the meeting to be pre-scheduled.
The reason behind the meeting and her proximity with BJP is yet not clear but according to the SP sources, Aparna and CM Yogi Adityanath share a distant relation. Yogi's real name is Ajay Singh Bisht, while he and Aparna, both, hail from Uttarakhand.
The reason for Aparna's apparent inclination towards the BJP has also been evident in the past when she was heard praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies for the country's development.
She had praised PM for his Swachh Bharat mission ahead of the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
It may be mentioned that Aparna Yadav, Prateek Yadav and Sadhna Gupta Yadav share sour relations with former UP CM and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.