Politics & Governance

Door-to-Door campaign to be launched by Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur

Yogi AdityanathPhoto Credit: Deccan Chronicle

On Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will begin a door-to-door electoral campaign in Gorakhpur. With only a few days until the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader will also address a Sikh community assembly in a Gurdwara in the city’s Mohaddipur neighborhood.

On Friday, the chief minister filed his application for the prestigious position. He is running for the first time in the state assembly elections. It is a BJP stronghold, and Adityanath has represented it in the Lok Sabha five times.

Beginning February 10, polling for the 403-member Uttar Pradesh elections will be held in seven phases. On March 3, voters in Gorakhpur Urban, which is part of the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency, will vote in the sixth phase. Moreover, the results will be announced on March 10. 

In the Gorakhpur Urban seat, the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), and the Congress have yet to announce candidates. Vijay Srivastava of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is contesting for the seat. Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Azad, a vocal critic of the BJP, has stated that he will run for the Gorakhpur Urban seat in the assembly election against Yogi Adityanath.

The first round of voting will take place on February 10, the second on February 14, the third on February 20, the fourth on February 23, the fifth on February 27, the sixth on March 3, and the seventh on March 7.

Meanwhile, the BJP will launch its manifesto for the polls on Sunday, Yogi Adityanath announced on Friday in Gorakhpur. “For the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party will issue its Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra on February 6 (Sunday) on the issue of nationalism, development, and good governance,” he said.

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