Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived at his home town of Gorakhpur amidst chants of Yogi, Yogi on Saturday. A huge crowd had gathered to receive Adityanath who took over as CM of Uttar Pradesh exactly a week back.
The town painted a saffron look as the CM along with his motorcade made its landing in Gorakhpur. People were heard chanting Yogi, Yogi, and Yogi Adityanath Zindabad (long live Yogi).
The elevation of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh took many by surprise. There were a lot of factors that went into Yogi being appointed as the CM.
The vote share of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded assembly elections was 40 per cent whereas the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress together got a 52 per cent vote share.
New Delhi, March 17: The BJP’s national president, Amit Shah handed over the responsibility of chosing the next Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to Keshav Prasad Maurya who is the party’s chief in the state.
The name of the UP CM will be revealed at a meeting of the party at Lucknow on Saturday at 5 pm.
It was a campaign that never took off. The BSP was hoping to make a difference in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. However the party ended up with just 18 seats. Even the exit polls predicted that the BSP was heading for a big loss.
There was never any momentum and despite having the first mover advantage as she chose candidates first, the BSP failed to make any mark.
The pollsters were spot on. All predicted a mammoth victory for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and they were proven right.
There are many factors that have gone into the victory.
Brand Narendra Modi is intact in Uttar Pradesh. He not just trumped the Mandir wave of 1991, but also managed to repeat his performance 2014 performance in this massive state of Uttar Pradesh.
The pollsters have said that it would be a BJP sweep in Uttar Pradesh. There was a momentum in favour of Akhilesh Yadav prior to the elections but in the post-poll scenario, all that has changed if exit polls turn out right. Pollsters say that if the Samajwadi Party loses, then it would be due to two major factors.
One, Akhilesh should have stayed away from the Congress. This could have had a bearing on the SP’s chances according to exit polls. Second, after winning the symbol battle before the Election Commission, Akhilesh continued to associate with his uncle Shivpal Yadav.
The BJP will be smiling going by the exit polls that were out at 5.30 pm on Thursday. Almost all exit polls have predicted a big win for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.
In Punjab and Manipur, the Congress is ahead. Most pollsters gave the BJP 210 plus seats in Uttar Pradesh.
Only an official statement is what remains of the much-talked about Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. For the SP, attempting to leave behind the criticisms over its family feud, an alliance is the best way to retain vote share while the Congress is looking at the larger 2019 general elections.
As such both parties have much to take away from the alliance.