On the birthday of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (June 5), Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s failure to say his wishes anywhere on social media has become a topic of discussion. On social media, netizens are expressing doubts as to whether there is anything wrong between the two … the effect of the recent UP panchayat election results.
Usually Prime Minister Modi wishes any Chief Minister of the country on his birthday on Twitter, regardless of party affiliation. Netizens are wondering why he did not say such wishes to the Chief Minister of his own party. However, PMO sources said that there was not much to look into. It was clarified that Prime Minister Modi had conveyed his best wishes to CM Yogi Adityanath over the phone.
In fact, PMO sources said that Prime Minister Modi has not wished anyone on Twitter since the beginning of the Corona Second Wave. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s birthday (May 24), Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s birthday (May 3), Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar’s birthday (May 5) and Goa CM Pramod’s birthday (April 24) were also not wished by the Prime Minister on Twitter.
It is well known that in the recent UP panchayat elections, the BJP was shocked by the voters. The party toppled in Ayodhya, where the construction of the Rama Mandir in Varanasi, represented by Prime Minister Modi, began. Overall the opposition lags behind the Samajwadi Party in the hunt for seats. The verdict given by the voters in this election, which was held a year before the Assembly elections, has caused a stir in the BJP. Fear gripped him as to how this effect would affect the 2022 Assembly elections.
In this context, there is a large-scale debate on leadership change in UP. A series of meetings between the BJP leadership and the leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh have given impetus to this. At a time like this, many are reminded of the consequences of Prime Minister Modi not using his Twitter platform to say birthday wishes to CM Yogi. But all these doubts have been dispelled by the latest clarification given by the PMO factions.
Amid speculation the BJP’s national leadership is worried about its government in Uttar Pradesh – where the party’s own MLAs and MPs have gone public with grievances – Prime Minister Narendra Modi not tweeting birthday wishes to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has raised eyebrows.
Story first published: Saturday, June 5, 2021, 23:03 [IST]