Yogi will file his candidacy for the urban seat of Gorakhpur on February 4

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will lodge his candidacy for assembly election in Gorakhpur Urban Assembly constituency on February 4.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will issue a notification for the sixth phase of the polls in 57 assembly constituencies in 10 eastern UP districts including Gorakhpur on February 4. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to boost its election campaign in East UP with the filing of nomination papers by the Chief Minister.

BJP leader Dharmendra Singh said Yogi would arrive in Gorakhpur for a four-day visit on February 2. He would address leaders and officials of BJP municipal unit including assembly segment in charge, division in charge, official, municipal unit official and stand in charge in an organized meeting at Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Arya Nagar.

On February 3, the Chief Minister would address a meeting of doctors at Balrampur Hall at Digvijay Nath PG College. Later, he will address a meeting of teachers at the Nepal Club. In the evening, he will address a meeting of lawyers at Saraswati Vidya Mandir.

After submitting his candidacy on February 4, Yogi Adityanath will address BJP workers at the Maharana Pratap Inter College grounds. Later, he will address Chitransh Jagruk Matdata meeting at Gorakhpur Club and Prabuddha Warg meeting in the evening, according to Dharmendra Singh.

On February 5, Yogi will launch his election campaign in the assembly segment with door-to-door contact. He will also address a meeting of the Sikh community at a Gurudwara in the Mohaddipur locality of the city.

The BJP has galvanized its cadres for the election campaign in Gorakhpur region with the filing of nomination papers by the Chief Minister.

Party leaders and board members held a virtual meeting with workers to discuss campaign strategy, Singh said.

Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress have yet to announce candidates for the urban seat of Gorakhpur. The Aam Aadmi party has announced that it will line up Vijay Srivastava from the prestigious seat. Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Azad has also announced that he will contest the Assembly election against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from the urban seat of Gorakhpur.


    Rajesh Kumar Singh is a special correspondent at HT Lucknow. It covers State Department of Interior, State Police, Central Police Agencies, BSP, Department of Health, UP Chief Electoral Officer, Department of Irrigation , mines and Lokayukta.
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