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UP polls 2022: CM Yogi Adityanath likely to contest upcoming elections; says 'party to decide seat'

On being asked from which seat he will contest the election, he said "the party will decide from which seat I will contest the upcoming assembly election."

Ruchi Kumar Edited by: Ruchi Kumar
Lucknow Updated on: January 02, 2022 8:08 IST
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UP polls 2022: CM Yogi Adityanath likely to contest upcoming elections

Highlights

  • UP CM likely to contest assembly polls this year
  • The seat has not been decided yet
  • Assembly polls are due to be held in 5 states including UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur

UP Election Latest News: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to contest in the upcoming assembly election in the state.

In a candid conversation with reporters in Lucknow, Yogi said "I will contest the assembly elections."

"The party will decide from which seat I will contest the upcoming polls," he added. 

“I will fight the election from wherever the party says,” Adityanath said when asked whether he will contest from Ayodhya, Mathura, or from his home district Gorakhpur.

Yogi, who is currently a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, was interacting with the media.

Asked if there was any work he could not do in his five-year tenure, Yogi said, "Whatever was said, was done. There is no work left for which there should be any regret."

The CM tried to allay concerns apparent among some of the sitting MLAs regarding getting party tickets saying the BJP was a “very big family” and people’s role in it may change with time.

"Every person's role is different at different times. It is not necessary that one person should always be in the government, sometimes he can also do the work of the organisation,” he said.

The CM said COVID-protocol will be followed to the hilt whenever the dates for the election are announced.

The news comes in the midst of cut-throat election campaigning to win a majority in the state assembly. Yogi also said that in the 2017 assembly elections, BJP highlighted the failures of the then SP-led government in Uttar Pradesh but this time the party will highlight the work done by the BJP party in the state. 

The chief minister also took a swipe at Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav's promise of giving 300 free units of electricity to domestic consumers upon coming to power, saying that people of the state know “only five districts used to get power supply before 2017”.

Earlier in the day, the SP chief while wishing the people a happy New Year, made the announcement tweeting in Hindi.

"2022 will be a new year with new light for a new Uttar Pradesh. Three hundred units of electricity for households (domestic consumers) will be given free and electricity for irrigation will be free," Akhilesh wrote.

On the Congress' promise of giving scooties to women upon coming to power, Adityanath asked how many scooties have been distributed in Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan where the party has its government. 

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