After UP CM Yogi Adityanath himself declared that he shall be contesting in the upcoming assembly polls from the seat decided on by the party leadership, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Harnath Singh Yadav requested BJP national president JP Nadda to field him from Mathura.
"The Chief Minister himself declared that he will contest elections from wherever the party tells him. Although, voters in every assembly constituency in the state will wish that Yogi ji contests from their legislative assembly, I humbly request you to field him from Mathura as that is the desire of the people of the Braj region," he wrote to Nadda.
Expressing hope that Yogi would assure the development of Mathura, he said, "I only act as a mediator and it is Lord Krishna's wish to see Yogi Adityanath contest from Mathura. He has developed all the areas of the state including Braj, but if he contests from here, the land of Shri Krishna will develop further."
When asked if the demand is to please the farmers in western UP, Yadav retorted that no farmer is angry with the CM in the state. "No farmer is angry with either the BJP or the Chief Minister and there is an atmosphere in favour of BJP across the state," he said.