‘Faltu baat hai’: Rajnath Singh on being considered as UP CM contender

BJP is currently struggling to select a leader for the post of Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 15, 2017 11:18 am
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At a time when there is much speculation regarding BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday rubbished any talks of his name being considered for the post.

“Kya faltu baat hai? Sab anavashyak hai (It’s all unnecessary and futile talks),” the Home Minister said to a reporter.

Singh, the MP from Lucknow, was looked at as a contender by the party leadership but the Home Minister hasn’t shown much interest for the post.

Meanwhile, Keshav Prasad Maurya, one of the names supposedly in consideration for the next chief minister of the state, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Maurya, an MP from Phulpur, is the state BJP President and said that the meeting was a courtesy call to congratulate the Prime Minister over the results in Uttar Pradesh.

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  1. C
    Mar 15, 2017 at 10:40 am
    BJP cannot afford to lose another senior minister at the center. Rajnath Singh has handled the home ministry without any major controversies and it will be difficult for BJP to find a suitable replacement.
    1. G
      Mar 15, 2017 at 9:20 am
      "BJP is currently struggling to select a leader for the post of Uttar Pradesh chief minister.lt;br/gt;" --gt; Namo and Shah confided thus to the Express Web Desk, a paper extremely friendly to them!!
      1. B
        Mar 15, 2017 at 6:39 am
        he does not want to be downgraded from HM to CM as he knows he has do deal with 320 wild and unsociable MLA,RSS,VHP.bajrang dal,temple cunstructor,mosque and churches demoliser etc etc
        1. S
          Mar 15, 2017 at 8:29 am
          He will remain home minister even beyond 2024 making us safe from ISIS and stan.He is indispensable.
          1. M
            Mar 15, 2017 at 6:54 am
            Rajnath Singh knows his newly elected UP MLAs, they are mostly GOONDAS and Mafias.
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