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BJP Leader Keshav Prased Maurya Admitted To ICU Today

 2017-03-16 12:25:54.0

BJP Leader Keshav Prased Maurya Admitted To ICU Today

New Delhi: BJP's Keshav Prasad Maurya, one the many people credited fo the party's humanus victory in Uttar Pradesh, was on Tuesday admitted to intencie care at Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohaia Hospital.

" The BJP leader has problems related to blood pressure and will remain under observation today. He will be discharged tomorrow," Hospital officials said.

Maurya, BJP's Uttar Pradesh state unit president, was considered one of the frontrunners for the post of UP Chief Minister, although he himself rukled out that possibility earlier today.

" My responsibility is to finalise the name of the UP CM. How can anyone pick my own name?" Maurya said earlier today.

Meanwhile, BJP's national president, Amit Shah, also claimed that he had given Maurya the responsibility of "selecting the next Chief Minister".

"We will give our stamp of approval to Keshav's pick", Shah said.

Other than Maurya, several names are doing the rounds for the post of UP CM include minister of state for railways Manoj Singh, Union home minister Rajnath Singh, and firbrand MP Yogi Adityanath. BJP's UP in charge for elections Om Mathur said no decision had been taken yet as the party leadership was focusing on the state in Goa and Manipur.

Urban developement and I&B minister Venkaiah Naidu and BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav have been appointed observers for the elecion of the CM.


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