In a jolt to BJP, Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini announces candidates in 6 seats
Adityanath, however, distanced from the decision and the Gorakhpur MP added that the step was illegal and against the policies of the outfit
Sending shockwaves in BJP, Hindu Yuva Vahini, an outfit floated by MP Yogi Adityanath, has announced candidates against the saffron party in six Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh.
Adityanath, however, distanced from the decision and the Gorakhpur MP added that the step was illegal and against the policies of the outfit.
“We have fielded candidates on six seats spread over three districts in the eastern region of the state,” HYV state unit chief Sunil Singh said.
The specific seats are Padrauna, Khadda, Kasya (all Kushinagar), Paniyara (Gorakhpur) and Siswa and Pharenda (Maharajganj). More interestingly these candidates will lock horns with BJP candidates whose names have already been declared.
According to Janta Ka Reporter, Adityanath said that HYV is a social organisation and there are no plans for it to join politics.
“Action will be taken against all those venturing into politics as this is illegal and against the ideals and policies of HYV,” said Adityanath, the star campaigner of BJP in UP and a five-time MP.
There had been strong demand, especially from the circle of Adityanath, to declare the Yogi as the CM candidate in the elections. The outfit considers that BJP has "insulted" their leader who is also the head priest of the famous Gorakhnath temple in UP.
Janta Ka Reporter quoted an HYV leader as saying, “We will come out with a list of more candidates in the coming days.”
Adityanath was very upset over BJP's decision to field only two of the ten candidates recommended by him along with the saffron party's silence over selecting him as the chief ministerial candidate.