VIDEO: When UP CM designate Yogi Adityanath broke down in Parliament

He began to weep while narrating his experience at the hands of the then state government.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 19, 2017 1:42 pm
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On Saturday, Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath was chosen as to lead the Bharatiya Janata Party’s first government in Uttar Pradesh in 15 years. This follows the saffron party’s resounding victory in the recently-held assembly election in the politically crucial state. The firebrand leader, however, had his share of run-ins with the party, with him maintaining a distance from party activities and made it a point to skip party events in Delhi and Lucknow.

Back in 2007, Adityanath made headlines when he burst into tears in Parliament accusing the then UP chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav of targeting him. Adityanath had attended Lok Sabha after spending 11 days in jail for violating prohibitory orders in the communally sensitive eastern UP town, Gorakhpur. He began to weep while narrating his experience at the hands of the erstwhile  state government. The then speaker subsequently promised to look into the matter.

His relation with the party began to improve after the BJP produced a poor show in the 2012 elections. Subsequently he responded by turning up at party events. The BJP cashed in on his pro-Hindutva image during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He was the only candidate, apart from Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh, to campaign for anyone other than himself during the polls.

He continued his vitriol in the 2017 assembly elections as well. Addressing his first ever press conference at the BJP state headquarters, Adityanath had said that the exodus of people from western UP was an issue in the state and that UP could turn into Kashmir if Samajwadi Party remained in power.

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  1. A
    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:31 pm
    UP people have shown the change. They were cheated by Congress, SP and BSP for 6 decades and more by voting. And these parties used them and divided people by caste, region and religion. For 6 decades all these parties enjo power, looted wealth, and blamed BJP as communal party to put BJP out of;br/gt;ATLAST UP Poeple have realized after 6 decades, these parties have taken them for a ride. The change shown by UP people ( who are called less literate ) have shown great eample to states. Now all parties realized only way they get support people is only by DEVELOPMENT AND NO OTHER CASTE, REGION OR RELIGION. New Indian thought arised in India.
    1. Aravindhakshan K Panicker
      Mar 19, 2017 at 11:01 am
      He is a man of truth - no corruption no aggizement. Whatever progressive action he will bring in will be criticized as Hindu agenda Hindutwa etc. by pseudo secularist because they expect for a poor performance no progress for the people so that they can remain in power. Amethi and Rai Bareli were held by congress for 60 years and when you visit you will see what progress that region has got. One has to work strenuously for results. Visiting only during election is not that voters expect any more. What UP region expect is uninterrupted electricity for all regions and not demarcated as vote bank area and non-voters but for all, literature for all, irrigation and other facilities for farmers cleansing of rivers, social amenities of availability of hospitals and medicines infrastructure development of good roads and speedy transportation facilities like tram in cities and development of cities with all amenities to reduce the problems in present urban areas if these are provided then also people will notice that there is a government - and not that building statues of leaders and garlanding of notes
      1. T
        Mar 19, 2017 at 1:59 pm
        F* u one is going .. Those community is born here and will live here with supremacy like all citizen in India is living here. Don't be such a narrow minded goon .
        1. G
          Mar 19, 2017 at 9:14 am
          Chossing Adiyanath as cm is one of the boldest step taken by BJP. This cleary indicates they are not going to practice the vote bank;br/gt;Hope he makes UP better than Gujarat and take the place of PM modi after he retires in 2024
          1. J
            Jorly Xavier
            Mar 19, 2017 at 10:03 am
            His selection will be a big blow to Indian Secularism and Democracy. His past records and remarks are instigating communal violence and thus makes vote bank for BJP. let us see what changes he makes for good and bad.
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