I Am Not In Any Race For UP CM Post, Says Manoj Sinha

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| } March 17 , 2017 , 18:39 IST
[caption id="attachment_251077" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Manoj Sinha Union Minister Manoj Sinha[/caption] Union Minister Manoj Sinha, who is seen among the strong contenders for the post of UP chief minister, on Friday said he was "not in any race". The comment came a day after BJP President Amit Shah left everyone guessing with his remark that he has given the responsibility of choosing the CM to state unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, who was considered among the front runners for the top post. Also Read: 6 Major Challenges For The New UP Government "Naa mujhe kisi race kaa pata hai, naa main kisi race main hun (neither do I know about any race (for UP CM), nor I am in any race," Sinha told reporters outside Parliament. Besides Maurya and Sinha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh is also seen a strong contender for the post. Also Read: Will Uttar Pradesh CM Be Announced At The BJP Parliamentary Board Meeting Today? After Shah's comments, Maurya, the BJP's OBC face in UP, had told reporters that how could he choose himself, when asked if he is a contender for the post. With the BJP leadership often surprising people with its choice of lesser-known leaders, the same could not be ruled out in Uttar Pradesh too. Also Read: Who Will Become Uttar Pradesh CM? Here Are A Few Probable Names Newly elected UP BJP MLAs will meet in Lucknow tomorrow and are likely to elect their legislature party leader. Party's central observers - Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav - will be present at the meeting.