The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s visit to Mauritius was the main trigger that started the downfall of former Deputy-PM Shaukatally Soodhun, a source said to WFTV.
The source said Yogi Adityanath carried a strong and special message from the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that was directed to Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth.
The message said: Sack Soodhun and do not appoint anyone as Minister or deputy PM for the moment.
The message also urged the Mauritius PM to avoid the December by-election and instead to dissolve the Parliament in December to go for fresh General Elections.
But the appointment of Robina Jadoo-Jaunbocus as Minister and the appointment of ex-minister for Gender Equality Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo, as vice-Prime Minister has offended New Delhi, said our source from the Indian capital city.
This risk straining the relationship between the two capitals.
However, the Yogi visit also triggered another move within the MSM, that of a pro-Yogi branch within the party apparently headed by Ajay Daby, an ex-Speaker of the Parliament.
The pro-Yogi elements are pushing for a different agenda from within the MSM which is now splintered into several groups, the pro-Pravind Jugnauth wing, the pro-Soodhun wing, the pro-Sir Aneerood Jugnauth wing and now, the pro-Yogi wing.
We will update our readers soon on the pro-Yogi agenda.