The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) will decide on who will be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Many names have been in the news including, Manoj Sinha, Keshav Prasad Maurya, andDinesh Sharma.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s name is also making into the news. A senior BJP leader, who declined to be named as the party was still keeping suspense over the post alive, told IANS that Sinha has emerged as the top choice to head the Uttar Pradesh government after strong backing from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah.

“It is almost decided. The announcement is likely to be made after the (newly-elected) BJP MLAs meet in Lucknow” on Saturday evening, the BJP leader said.

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