Will Challenge Polls Wherever BJP Leadership Says, Says UP CM Yogi Adityanath | Latest India News


LUCKNOW Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said he will run in the 2022 parliamentary elections if requested by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership.

“I have always contested elections and I will run wherever the party says.” “The party has a parliamentary council and it decides who will contest from where,” he told reporters on the sidelines of an event in Gorakhpur.

This is the first time that Adityanath has confirmed that it is contesting the upcoming Assembly ballots.

In 2017 assembly polls, the BJP and its allies won 325 of the state’s 403 seats. In the 2019 elections in Lok Sabha, the party and its allies won 64 of the state’s 80 seats.

At present, Adityanath, 49, is an MLC or a member of the Legislative Council or Upper House of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. Member of Parliament for Gorakhpur for five terms, he was in his fifth term as MP for Lok Sabha when he was appointed Chief Minister of the Northern State following the BJP’s overall victory in the legislative elections which took place. took place in February-March 2017..

Adityanath, who won his first parliamentary election in 1998 at the age of 26, later resigned as an MP, as the rules state that a chief minister can only be a member of one or the other. another of the chambers of a legislative assembly.

On October 30, Union Home Minister Amit Shah set the tone for the 2022 elections in Uttar Pradesh, coining the slogan “ek baar phir se 300 paar (still over 300 seats) “and urged the people of the state to re-elect the BJP. in power and Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

“The current leadership of the BJP attaches great importance to leaders in key positions who are elected directly by the masses. This also makes sense, as not only does it raise the profile of the leader, but it also helps the party as a leader vying from a seat, not only improves the chances of winning their seat alone, but the leader also influences other seats in the region and in this election where each seat is important, the party leadership would obviously want its best guns to compete, “said a BJP leader close to the matter, on condition of anonymity.

“Regardless of who disputes where, this government’s time is now up. Yogi ji can compete from anywhere and we welcome the decision as it will also make him realize the public anger in the safest seats he chooses to compete, ”said Congress spokesman Zishan. Haider.

“Senior leaders should ask for a direct mandate from the people. This is the magic and the beauty of democracy. This election is going to be all the more interesting and exciting if the main leaders argue. But, since these leaders are also star activists of the party, the call must therefore be taken by the leaders to know when and from where they think it is most possible for the leaders to challenge, ”said Manuka Khanna from the Department of Political Science at the University of Lucknow.

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