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Yogi Adityanath to fight from Gorakhpur in UP Elections 2022 UP Polls 2022
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Yogi Adityanath to fight from Gorakhpur in UP Elections 2022

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Jan 2022, 02:21 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and firebrand Hindutva icon, Yogi Adityanath, will be fighting from Gorakhpur (Urban) in the upcoming state elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced on Saturday.

Gorakhpur, from where Adityanath was elected to the Lok Sabha five times prior to his stint as the Chief Minister, will go to polls on the sixth and penultimate phase, which will be held on Mar 3. 

Adityanath's deputy in the government, Keshav Prasad Maurya, has been fielded from Sirathu in Prayagraj district, Union Minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan said announcing the party's first list of candidates.

The announcement has ended the rumour that Adityanath may be fielded from either of the temple towns, Ayodhya and Mathura, in the backdrop of the construction of Ram Mandir, the issue which was first raised and successfully politically handled by the BJP.

As per various media reports, Adityanath was adamant in contesting from Gorakhpur but Pradhan on Saturday said the Chief Minister was ready to fight from any seat as per the BJP's directive.

The BJP, which had registered a landslide victory in the 2017 elections, has recently suffered setbacks losing several MLAs and ministers to its prime challenger Samajwadi Party, spearheaded by former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, over the last few days.