Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday thanked the BJP leadership for choosing him as its candidate from the Gorakhpur urban seat in the assembly polls and expressed confidence that the party would return to power in the state with an “overwhelming majority”. It is thanks to the Prime Minister, the National President and the BJP Parliamentary Board for deciding to field me from the Gorakhpur Urban seat in the current assembly elections, Adityanath told reporters in his first reaction after his name was announced. With the help of party workers and present and past representatives, the BJP will win not only in Gorakhpur but in the entire state and form its government again with an overwhelming majority,” he said.
It is in front of everyone how effectively the BJP has worked on the issues of nationalism, development and good governance. Adityanath said that the BJP will once again form its government in the state, whose basic mantra is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. The BJP on Saturday fielded Adityanath from Gorakhpur urban seat and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya from Sirathu in Prayagraj as it exuded confidence of retaining power with a large majority.
Voting will be held on March 3 in the sixth phase of Gorakhpur urban seat. BJP’s Radha Mohan Das Agarwal is currently representing this seat.
This will be the first time that Adityanath will contest the UP assembly elections. Presently he is a member of the State Legislative Council.
Earlier he had represented Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat four times.