The BJP has decided that Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will extensively campaign in 11 constituencies for the upcoming by-polls in the state. Recently, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced by-elections in Ghosi, Rampur, Gangoh, Jalalpur, Lucknow Cantonment, Pratapgarh, Balha, Govindnagar, Manikpur, Iglas, and Zaidpur on October 21. The UP CM is expected to address rallies on October 15, 16 and 18. The party took this call owing to the spectacular win in the Hamidpur by-election. The results will be declared on October 24.
Adityanath has also been designated as the star campaigner for the Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections. He will first visit Haryana from October 11-12, followed by Maharashtra till October 14. His campaign in UP is set to commence after that. On October 15, the UP CM will address public gatherings in Lucknow Cantonment, Pratapgarh, Manikpur, and Govindnagar. Thereafter, he will be canvassing in Zaidpur, Jalalpur, Balha, and Ghosi the next day. Subsequently, he will hold rallies in Gangoh, Iglas, and Rampur on October 18.
The party according to reports has been working relentlessly for the elections. It has been revealed that the organizational secretary, Sunil Bansal stayed overnight in all constituencies, supervising and giving instructions to the BJP cadre. A senior leader stated that ‘Panna Pramukhs’ was deployed everywhere in a bid to reach out to the voters.
He said, “Ensuring win in booth means winning the seat.”
According to the UP BJP General Secretary Vijay Pathak, the party workers had been working overtime since the official notification of the election. They will showcase the welfare schemes commenced by both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the UP CM. The BJP is hopeful of winning the by-polls as they face a fractured opposition this time, with the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) contesting the elections separately. In 2018, the combined might of the SP and BSP had led to BJP’s shock defeat in the Lok Sabha by-poll to Kairana, Phulpur, and Gorakhpur.