New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath filed his nomination papers from Gorakhpur today on Friday (Feb 4), where he is contesting his first state election.
CM Yogi was accompanied by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and top BJP leaders when he filed his nomination papers today.
#WATCH | Accompanied by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath files nomination papers as a BJP candidate from Gorakhpur Urban Assembly constituency pic.twitter.com/BYzpDtVmlS
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After a rally, Amit Shah and Adityanath went to the collectorate office for submission of papers for the election.
“I can say with pride that Yogi Adityanath has freed Uttar Pradesh of mafias. After 25 years, Yogi Adityanath established the rule of law in Uttar Pradesh,” Amit Shah said.
Adityanath is fighting the assembly election for the first time. He had represented the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat for five times in the past. Gorakhpur Urban seat will go to vote in the sixth phase on March 3.
In Uttar Pradesh, the first phase polling will be held on February 10, the second phase on February 14, the third phase on February 20, the fourth phase on February 23, the fifth phase on February 27, the sixth phase on March 3 and the seventh phase on March 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.