Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yogi Adityanath is the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath, also the Mahant (chief priest) of the Gorakhnath Math, Gorakhpur, has been sitting at the helm of state affairs since 2017 when the saffron party stormed to power with a brute majority, dethroning then ruling Samajwadi Party. Adityanath was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the country's most populous state on March 19 in 2017. He was then a member of Lok Sabha, representing the Gorakhpur constituency. He won from Gorakhpur constituency in every Lok Sabha election held since 1998 before being given the responsibility to lead a state where politics mostly revolved around caste and religion for decades. Under Adityanath's rule, Uttar Pradesh saw a massive infrastructure development push, a boost in economic activities and improvement in the law-and-order situation. Known for his outspoken attitude, Adityanath has been a prominent campaigner for the BJP in elections. The BJP is banking on the development works undertaken by the Adityanath government and the leader's charisma in the run-up to the high-stakes assembly polls in 2022. Adityanath in his rallies has been pitching for another term to the saffron party, highlighting that the BJP government has worked towards making UP bhrashtachar mukt, bhaya mukt, danga mukt, gaddha mukt aur andhkaar mukt (free of corruption, fear, riots, potholes and darkness) in the last five years.read more
India TV's Opinion Polls data showed that Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was at the second position with 31.51 percent.
With less than a month to go for UP elections, BJP asked former CMs Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, and also Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra "are they going to contest elections and or have decided not to due to fear of losing in polls?"
Along with rallies and election programmes, Shah will also hold meetings with the leaders of the party to take stock of the election situation, and accordingly, give necessary instructions to the party leaders and workers.
Yadav had made the comments after BJP announced that Adityanath will contest from his stronghold Gorakhpur which elected him to Lok Sabha for five straight terms till 2017.
Earlier today, BJP announced that Yogi Adityanath will contest the upcoming assembly polls in the state from his stronghold Gorakhpur. The party released its first list of candidates for the upcoming polls.
Gorakhpur is the hometown of Adityanath. He had been the MP from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat since 1998 until he became the chief minister in 2017.
The list was released by union minister Dharmendra Pradhan & BJP national general secretary Arun Singh at the press conference in New Delhi.
Amit Malviya has shared the video of Samajwadi Party MLA from Kairana, Nahid Hasan, wherein he urges people to boycott pro-BJP shopkeepers to make them 'fall in line'.
This move is being seen as a befitting reply to the Opposition who has accused the CM and the ruling state government of playing caste politics in the upcoming Assembly elections.
The Election Commission has already announced the dates and all the political parties have started flexing their muscles in the poll-bound states -- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab
The NCP supremo, who has extended support to the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party in UP, said be it Goa or wherever the polls are to be held, one can see the same picture.
People spoke about the major issues in the constituency. On Jinnah, people in the district said he (Jinnah) chose to live separately, we like to be together.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022: The BJP's Central Election Committee (CEC) today held a discussion on the names of candidates for 172 seats.
The saffron party suffered a jolt on Tuesday when three of its MLAs resigned citing "ignorance of the state government" of the poor and weaker section of society.
CM Yogi Adityanath, currently a member of the legislative council, had recently said that he is willing to contest the assembly polls from wherever the party's top brass decides.
Swami Prasad Maurya has been accused of stoking communal feelings when he was in the BSP, seven years ago. Maurya has been asked to appear in court on January 24.
According to sources within the party, the BJP is likely to give ticket to Shrikant Sharma from the key constituency.
Swami Prasad Maurya earlier in the day resigned Labour and Employment Minister in the Yogi government, just a month ahead of high stakes assembly elections. After Swami Maurya's resignation, reports of him joining the Samajwadi Party have surfaced.
Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav welcomed Swami Prasad Maurya saying warm welcome and greetings to the popular leader who fought for social justice and equality! There will be a change.
UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya on Tuesday quit BJP after resigning as a cabinet minister from the Yogi government. The former UP minister has joined Samajwadi Party ahead of high-stakes assembly elections beginning next month from February 10.