A close adviser to the CM stated the action indicates “confidence” and a sense of “leading from the front” at a time when Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, and Priyanka Gandhi are unlikely to contest.
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is pressuring Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, his political opponents, to join him in contesting the state elections. According to BJP insiders, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, and Mathura are the most likely seats.
Adityanath stated on Saturday in Lucknow that the party will decide where he will run for office. “If it’s Ayodhya, it’ll be a symbolic fight with a huge message for the state,” says Yogi, who has been a long-time supporter of the Ram Janambhoomi movement. CM Yogi will be linked to Ayodhya in the same way that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presently linked to Varanasi. “His home constituency of Gorakhpur or Mathura, where CM Yogi personally launched off the recent BJP Jan Vishwas Yatra,” a top BJP leader in Lucknow told News18.
A close adviser to the CM stated the action indicates the leader’s “confidence” and a sense of “leading from the front” at a time when Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are unlikely to contest the polls.
“Yadav has indicated that he will not run for office, as he has never done before, and that he will only run for legislative seats. The assistant stated that “his party was forced to clarify later that no final decision had been made.”
Mayawati hasn’t run for office in a long time, and Priyanka Gandhi has been undecided about running for an MLA seat
The CM expressed confidence in the BJP’s ability to cross 300 seats in Uttar Pradesh again in a casual discussion with journalists on Saturday in Lucknow, and suggested that the tickets of some current MLAs may be cut. He also attacked Akhilesh Yadav’s recent offer of free electricity if elected, alleging that if Yadav were in power, he would have completed the Ram Temple by now. No one will believe Yadav, who, according to the CM, only provided uninterrupted energy to four of the state’s 75 districts and whose party targeted kar sewaks.
The Chief Minister questioned why Priyanka Gandhi is not making similar assurances to the people of Congress-ruled Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh first, in response to her many vows to the people of Uttar Pradesh. “ The BJP campaigned in 2017 using the SP administration’s flaws as a platform. “This time, we’re putting our achievements in the ring,” the CM remarked.
He also emphasised the need of having elections on time, noting that the Election Commission of India (ECI) will decide on the topic. The BJP, according to a CM adviser, hopes to garner more than 40% of the vote in 2022.