On Saturday, almost all in the media had declared that Manoj Sinha would be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. The Union minister even gave several indications when he visited two major temples on Saturday morning.
However, Bharatiya Janata Party sources say the name of Sinha stopped doing the rounds on Wednesday itself.
The front-runner to the post of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Manoj Sinha offered prayers at a temple in Varanasi, early Saturday morning. He was seen offering prayers at the Kaal Bhairav Mandir at Varanasi.
He will head to Lucknow later during the day.
All eyes would be on Lucknow where the Bharatiya Janata Party will appoint its candidate to lead Uttar Pradesh. After a mammoth victory, the party is looking for a person who will lead the all-important state of Uttar Pradesh.
The name of Manoj Sinha, a minister in the Union government has been doing the rounds, and BJP sources say that many are favouring him for the post.