Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet will meet at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj today. This cabinet meeting will be chaired by the Chief Minister Yogi. The meeting will begin at 11 am. The Chief Minister is expected to take a dip at the confluence after that.
This is the first time during Yogi Adityanath’s tenure as Chief Minister that his ministers are holding an official meeting outside Lucknow. The move is the latest among a series of measures by the Chief Minister to hype up the festival, which is among the world’s largest religious gatherings, at Prayagraj.
This year’s event comes at a critical time for the BJP. The national elections, due by May, are expected to be a close contest after the party lost power in three heartland states in the recent assembly elections.
In Uttar Pradesh — the 80-seater state that decides who rules in Delhi — a twist has been added by the freshly minted alliance between Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati.