In Uttar Pradesh, there is speculation of political turmoil within the state BJP. A faction against BJP is against UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and the other faction is in his support. The speculations have their roots in Gujarat cadre IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma being sent to Uttar Pradesh as a nominated Member Of Legislative Council. Sharma is counted amongst Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s closest. Sharma being sent to UP has led to widespread speculation if Modi wants to intervene in Uttar Pradesh directly.