Yogi Adityanath to campaign for BJP in Gujarat ahead of upcoming Assembly election
The Gujarat state Assembly elections will have one more star campaigner in newly-anointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who will canvass for the ruling BJP, which is seeking a sixth re-election to power in a row since 1995
Gandhinagar: The Gujarat state Assembly elections will have one more star campaigner in newly-anointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who will canvass for the ruling BJP, which is seeking a sixth re-election to power in a row since 1995.
Confirming that the firebrand Yogi will campaign in Gujarat, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jitu Vaghani said, "All chief ministers of our party across the country have been invited to campaign and Yogiji will also be there."
State party spokesperson Bharat Pandya added that the Uttar Pradesh chief minister campaigning in Gujarat would help the party immensely.
"Yogiji's work as chief minister is being discussed and appreciated, not just at the national level but also at the international level. So his coming to Gujarat for campaigning will definitely help the BJP," he said.
Pandya said Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in the country in terms of population and developments there have massive impact in all other states.
The BJP spokesperson, however, was quick to add that there was no replacement for Modi. "Ever since Narendra Modi became prime minister, it has been a matter of pride for people in Gujarat and for us. Modi wave itself is enough," Pandya said.
The opposition Congress asserted that the BJP was trying to play its old game of communal polarisation by calling Yogi to canvass. Party spokesperson Himanshu Patel said it would not help the BJP this time around.
"People are fed up of the BJP rule, and all issues like atrocities against Dalits, women, Patels, farmers and contract employees of the government will go against it," he said.
The leader has created a buzz with her recent visits to the families of the victims of Lakhimpur Kheri and the decision of granting women 40% party tickets for the upcoming Assembly elections
Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the violence that erupted on October 3
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