Will contest 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections if BJP decides, says Yogi Adityanath

As Uttar Pradesh gears up for Assembly elections next year, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday (November 5) said he will contest the polls if BJP decides.  The UP CM told reporters, "I have always contested elections and I will contest from wherever the party will say.”

He added, "The party has a parliamentary board and it decides who will contest from where.” Adityanath is currently a member of the UP Legislative Council. Further, he claimed that the Uttar Pradesh government has fulfilled all its promises made in the run-up to the last assembly polls in 2017.

Adityanath said that during his tenure the law and order situation has improved in UP, adding that all festivals, including Diwali, were celebrated peacefully. "Diwali used to be celebrated earlier too and Kumbh Mela was not organised for the first time in the state.

But Uttar Pradesh was struggling with an image crisis and after 2017, the state got over the image crisis. The benefits of different schemes have reached the last man in society," PTI quoted him as saying.