UP Assembly Election: Union Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Varanasi to discuss election preparations

News Desk: Union home minister Amit Shah is expected to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on November 12 to attend Akhil Bharatiya Rajbhasha Sammelan. He will also meet Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and discuss preparations for next year’s elections.

The home minister has two scheduled visits to Varanasi this month – one from November 12 to 13 and the other one from November 19 to 21.

In the recently-held national executive committee meeting, chief minister Yogi Adityanath was given due importance which points to the BJP’s electoral strategy. The party has now geared up for elections in India’s largest state and leaders have been deployed to look after different aspects of the BJP’s election campaign.

The entire UP poll campaign is being governed by the BJP’s central leadership, with Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan in key position. Party’s vice president Radha Mohan Singh is supervising the co-ordination efforts between the central and state unit.

The next elections are expected to be held in Uttar Pradesh between February and March next year to elect 403 members of the state’s legislative assembly. The Election Commission of India (ECI) is likely to announce the schedule in January.

The term of the current assembly elected in 2017 will expire on May 14, 2022.