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Yogi to contest in upcoming assembly polls; seat to be decided by party

Yogi to contest in upcoming assembly polls; seat to be decided by party

Confirming that he would be contesting in the upcoming assembly polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that the seat he would be contesting from would be decided by the party leadership.

When asked by the media if he would be contesting from Ayodhya, Mathura or his home district Gorakhpur, Adityanath said, "I will fight the election from wherever the party says."

Asked if there was any work he could not do in his five-year tenure, Yogi said, "Whatever was said, was done. There is no work left for which there should be any regret."

Referring to the BJP as a 'very big family' where people's roles may change with time, Yogi, a member of the UP legislative council, tried to allay the concerns amongst a few sitting MLAs on whether they would get party tickets for the upcoming polls and said, "Every person's role is different at different times. It is not necessary that one person should always be in the government, sometimes he can also do the work of the organisation."

When asked about the changes between the last assembly polls and the upcoming, Adityanath said, "In 2017 we fought on failures of the state government. This time we are contesting on the basis of our achievements."

"2022 will be a new year with new light for a new Uttar Pradesh. Three hundred units of electricity for households (domestic consumers) will be given free and electricity for irrigation will be free," Akhilesh claimed.

On the Congress' promise of giving scooties to women on coming to power, Adityanath asked how many scooties have been distributed in Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan where the party has its government.

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