Yogi Enters Poll Fray, Files Nomination From Gorakhpur Urban Seat

Yogi Adityanath, joined by Amit Shah, who is the Union Home Minister, filed his candidacy as a Bharatiya Janata party contender for the Gorakhpur Urban assembly seat in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls on Friday. He is running for the 1st time in the legislative elections. Adityanath has previously contested Gorakhpur Five times in the Lok Sabha.

Union Minister for Education, Dharmendra Pradhan and Uttar Pradesh in-charge, Swatantra Dev Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party statewide unit president Swatantra Dev Singh, BJP's coalition partner Ashish Patel from Apna Dal (S) leader, and Sanjay Nishad, who is the NISHAD party president were among the saffron party heavyweights present.

Yogi Adityanath conducted exceptional havan and puja in the Goraknath temple in the morning before going for the commissioner's office. Seers and Bharatiya Janata party followers flocked to the temple grounds in large numbers to show their support for the Chief Minister.

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Amit Shah, speaking at a public gathering before the candidacy filing, urged party officials, workers, and fans to pledge to win 300 or more seats in the assembly election. He claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party will replicate 2014, 2017 and 2019 polls, in which the voters of Uttar Pradesh, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave the BJP a large mandate.

He claimed that Uttar Pradesh, specifically the eastern half of the province, was regarded as the Mafia Land and that the Yogi Adityanath administration had freed the area from criminals' grasp. According to the home minister, mafias may be found in three locations these times: in jail, outside of Uttar Pradesh, or on the Samajwadi Party's candidate list for the assembly polls. Gorakhpur is now a sign of prosperity and growth.

He went on to say that in the past, criminals almost ran the state of Uttar Pradesh, and police officers were terrified of them. Criminals are now fleeing to local police to confess under the Yogi regime. The establishment of the rule of law in Uttar Pradesh after 25 years is a major success of the Bharatiya Janata party administration and chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

Shah took a shot at the Samajwadi Party (SP), saying that the times of Azam Khan, Mukhtar (Ansari), and Atiq Ahmad are passed and that they can no longer scare people. People in Uttar Pradesh are no longer afraid of criminals, and they have decided to vote for the BJP in the upcoming assembly election.

When Shah was appointed as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2013, political commentators predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party would not win a majority of seats in the Lok Sabha election 2014.

He stated that thanks to God's blessings and Modiji's charm, the opponents failed to win seats in double digits, while the Bharatiya Janata Party won 73 of the 80 Vidhan Sabha seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party would win more than 300 seats in Uttar Pradesh after chief minister Yogi Adityanath filed his candidacy for the Gorakhpur city-state assembly. Gorakhpur is a sacred site since it is the birthplace of Goraknath, Kabir, Gautam Buddha, and Mahavir.