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UP Meeting election: Yogi Adityanath to contest polls from stronghold Gorakhpur, not Ayodhya

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya will contest the polls from Sirathu metropolis within the Prayagraj district

File Picture of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Reuters

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath shall be contesting from Gorakhpur within the upcoming Meeting polls, the BJP introduced on Saturday whereas releasing its first record of candidates. The get together has named candidates for the seats going to the polls within the first two phases.

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya will contest the polls from Sirathu metropolis within the Prayagraj district. The second record for polls shall be launched shortly, mentioned Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

“The decision has been made after much deliberation… the final decision (was taken) by the top leadership of the party,” Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan advised reporters.

There was hypothesis earlier that the chief minister — who has by no means stood in an Meeting election earlier than — would contest from one in all two temple cities — Ayodhya or Mathura.

Gorakhpur is Adityanath’s stronghold and has voted him to the Lok Sabha for 5 straight phrases until 2017. That is for the primary time the chief minister will contest Meeting polls, although he was a Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur for 5 consecutive phrases from 1998 to 2017.

Polling for the Gorakhpur (City) seat shall be on 3 March — the sixth and penultimate section.

The Gorakhpur seat is taken into account to be a stronghold of the Gorakhnath Math, whose current Chief Priest is Yogi Adityanath. At the moment, this seat belongs to BJP candidate Radha Mohan Das Agarwal.

First Listing of BJP Candidate for Uttar Pradesh Polls by Manasi Chandu on Scribd

The record was launched by the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh in-charge and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan together with the get together normal secretary Arun Singh throughout a press convention on the get together’s headquarters right here.

The BJP is presently going through inner dissidence after 10 of its Uttar Pradesh MLAs, together with three ministers, walked out of the Yogi Adityanath authorities this week.

Elections for the 403-member Uttar Pradesh meeting are scheduled to be held in seven phases ranging from 10 February.

UP polls

Uttar Pradesh, what is taken into account to be the nation’s politically very important state, votes from 10 February in seven rounds in an election broadly, which is being thought-about as a precursor to the nationwide elections of 2024. The outcomes shall be declared on 10 March.

Within the 2017 Meeting elections, the BJP scored a complete victory in Uttar Pradesh. Successful 312 of 403 seats, the saffron get together left its opponents far behind to attain its greatest victory on this essential state of the Hindi belt.

By way of the vote share information, the BJP polled at 39.7 %, adopted by the BSP with 22.2 % and SP 21.8 %. Congress might get solely 6.3 % (over 54 lakh votes).

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