Latest BJP rival in UP is Yogi Adityanath’s outfit

BJP insulted Adityanath, our founder, we will contest: Hindu Yuva Vahini

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Updated: January 28, 2017 10:37 am
Up, Uttar pradesh, UP polls, UP assembly elections 2017, Yogi Adityanath, BJP, UP BJP, Hindu Yuva Vahini, Gorakhpur, akhilesh yadav, UP news, UP elections news, india news, indian express news When contacted, Adityanath declined to speak on why HYV was fielding candidates on its own.

ON JANUARY 21, the BJP picked its Gorakhpur MP and leader from eastern UP, Yogi Adityanath, as one of its star campaigners for the first two phases of the UP elections next month. On Friday, the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) released its first list of six candidates from Kushinagar and Maharajganj districts, which come under Adityanath’s sway. The line that connects the two events has left the BJP red-faced. The HYV was founded in 2002 by none other than Adityanath.

The HYV will contest from 64 seats in eastern UP, alleging that the BJP has “insulted” its founder, who is also head priest of the revered Gorakhnath temple.

“We will release lists of more candidates. HYV workers are upset because the BJP has insulted Yogi Adityanathji. The people of eastern UP wanted Adityanathji to be declared as the chief ministerial face, but the BJP ignored him. The party also did not include him in its election management committee,” said Sunil Singh, the outfit’s state president.

“Adityanathji had given a list of around 10 candidates, but the BJP gave tickets to only two of them. We cannot tolerate this any more and that’s why we have decided to field candidates (as independents) against BJP,” said Singh.

“We had assured voters in Gorakhpur during the Lok Sabha campaign in 2014 that they will elect an MP as well as an Union Minister by voting for Adityanathji. But that did not happen. The BJP also ignored him during its Parivartan Yatra last year. The photograph of our mass leader was not on posters and banners of the yatra. The BJP gave preference to Rajnath Singh, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Uma Bharti and Kalraj Mishra,” claimed Singh.

Asked if Adityanath’s consent was taken before the HYV decided to field candidates, Singh said, “The BJP has done some black magic on Adityanathji. We have units in all districts of UP and our workers have been asked to vote against BJP and campaign in favour of any non-BJP candidate who follows an ideology similar to that of HYV.”

When contacted, Adityanath declined to speak on why HYV was fielding candidates on its own — the Friday list included candidates for Khadda, Kushinagar and Padrauna seats in Kushinagar district and Paniyara, Pharenda and Siswa in Maharajganj.

The BJP, meanwhile, is appealing to voters to “ignore personal ambitions”. “The HYV candidates will not affect the winning prospects of BJP nominees. People have faith in the BJP and its leadership. The BJP appeals to all those who want UP to be free from SP and BSP to ignore personal ambitions and support Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Chandra Mohan, state spokesperson, BJP.

Adityanath is a five-time Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur, and the only BJP candidate from UP, apart from Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh, to campaign for candidates from other NDA parties in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP had even provided him with a helicopter to campaign in districts with a mixed population of Hindus and Muslims. Adityanath had led the party’s campaign in byelections to 12 assembly seats, too, after the Lok Sabha polls.

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    Abu talib
    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:12 am
    Ambitious yogi (greedy).
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      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
      Jan 28, 2017 at 9:55 am
      All parties have one thing in common,----congress mukht Hindustan.
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        Aditya
        Jan 28, 2017 at 8:16 am
        This oufit cutting into BJP votes is like AIMIM cutting into so called secular vote. Voters today are far more aware than what many believe them to be.
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          Ashu Kumar
          Jan 28, 2017 at 5:38 pm
          Suitable response to Modi and Shah who engineer defection in other parties are facing troubles in their own party. You cut what you sow.
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            sandeep
            Jan 28, 2017 at 9:13 am
            mtv, even if that is dynastic or castiest candidates..you don't vote. It is very simple!!
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              Arun
              Jan 28, 2017 at 7:14 am
              Good news
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                Jai hind
                Jan 28, 2017 at 8:52 am
                Who is u guys ? We are Indians ..and I never heard him say So...ain't u indian
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                  Jai hind
                  Jan 28, 2017 at 7:27 am
                  i have gone through almost all leading news paper daily unlike its earler stand hindu and iE seems to be nutral
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                    ashwani kumar
                    Jan 28, 2017 at 6:17 pm
                    Modi can not be allowed to be used as ploy and fase by BJP to mislead public and voters of UP to elect corrupt and parivaarvaadi candidates of BJP who are not expected to bring any positive or qualitative change in the sick and corruption infested environment of the state.BJP is party of duplicitymongers engaged in advanceing their petty self interests..
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                      Chirayu
                      Jan 28, 2017 at 5:49 am
                      Indian express is being paid by congress n our neighbour countries...
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                        Dr.Damodar Biswal
                        Jan 28, 2017 at 6:27 am
                        The Yogi is not a secular person.
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                          Dinesh Singh
                          Jan 28, 2017 at 1:47 am
                          BJP is brahman- baniya party. They dont want a thakur ( yogi adityanath) to become too por.
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                            Nabarun
                            Jan 28, 2017 at 1:31 pm
                            For the sake of larger interest both BJP and Yogi should remain in the same page.
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                              A. M.
                              Jan 28, 2017 at 4:20 am
                              Anybody except bjp and feku
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                                Sreenivasan
                                Jan 28, 2017 at 9:35 am
                                Adityanath to Baba Ramdev to Asharam Bappu to Mata Amritananda Mayi to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to asuddin - all are in BJP. Common minimum program is to loot the government treasury. Ways and means may be different. Here Shri Adityanath has been given a role of defector because BJP is convinced they will fail miserably in U.P. and they cannot give credit for their failure to SP or BSP, but after the election results are out, their defense will have to be internal conflict. The enemies did not defeat us. Our friends did it. That will be their argument. It is safe. So, Adityanathji has been given to act as a fool now.
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                                  Sreenivasan
                                  Jan 28, 2017 at 7:49 am
                                  Bharat Mata demands BJP's defeat in U.P.
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                                    gurgle
                                    Jan 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm
                                    Aaha, Lottery for sickular, biased, corrupt and anti national media and politicians. Enjoy, Rejoice and gurgle this news for months.
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                                      HR
                                      Jan 28, 2017 at 7:14 am
                                      Yes ofcourse, it will all come along and settle down as it should be. Bottomline is that communal forces should be kept out of UP like in Bihar. Bharatiya Danga Party wants to communalize UP polls by instigating Danga and then fetch communally charged votes had already set lose Dangais sangeet som, Saksi Minaj, Vinay katya, dhongi adityanath etc more star Dangais to follow, yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head, after taking all their money and disposing of its own money. That's how BDP roll, so gangsta. PM Modi then wants to jump to a podium and do name calling and mudslinging. Yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, he want to do this with his signature bizzare hand gestures. Biggest name calla and biggest mud slinga. He then wants to seize all black money, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, he wants to do this by short cut of demonetisation. Biggest hoax pulla. PM Modi then wants to pour cow mutra down people's throat and apply cow gober on people's face for best shade results. He then wants people to buy patanjali product only using digital transaction, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head.
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                                        sunny
                                        Jan 28, 2017 at 8:10 am
                                        Before completion of 3 year in power , if situation is like this then imagine what will be BJP in 2019. Whether it is right or wrong , BJP humiliated their elder leaders , which is not our culture
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                                          Lalit Mohan
                                          Jan 28, 2017 at 6:48 am
                                          I dont know anything but all I want is BJP loose, because it has cheated nation in the name of demonitisation and made economical mess.lt;br/gt;If people are appreciating it then it is just because hatred what we built in towards each other.
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                                            Ashok Mazumdar
                                            Jan 28, 2017 at 2:59 am
                                            Yogi Adityanath is A Garwali Bist (Thakur ), was denied Cabinet Portfolio in Modi Govt.lt;br/gt;Whereas The Chief of Army againn a Garwali Thakur, was Promoted over others.lt;br/gt;This is the Real Fight for Prestige for Yogi.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This Fire B Neta can upset the Apple Cart of Modi.
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