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Yogi Adityanath sets record with 78 meetings

THE ASIAN AGE. | AMITA VERMA
Published : Dec 8, 2018, 1:08 am IST
Updated : Dec 8, 2018, 1:08 am IST

Reports say that the CM’s meetings drew huge crowds and an enthusiastic response from the crowds.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo: File)
 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo: File)

Lucknow: UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has created a record of sorts by addressing 76 meetings in four states in the past one month.

Yogi Adityanath has been one of the most popular star campaigner in the ongoing assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.

 

The chief minister began his campaign from Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh on October 23 when he attended the nomination of Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh.

“The CM has spent the whole of November campaigning in the four states. In my entire career, I have never seen a UP chief minister campaign so vigorously in other states. This speaks volumes for his popularity,” said a senior official in the chief minister’s secretariat.

Reports say that the CM’s meetings drew huge crowds and an enthusiastic response from the crowds.

He further said that the chief minister, during this campaign month, did not neglect his duties in Uttar Pradesh.

 

“After returning from the campaign, he took meetings that often continued till well after midnight. He was constantly keeping tabs on what was happening in the state even while campaigning,” the official said.

Interestingly, during his election meetings, Yogi Adityanath stirred up several controversies, the biggest one being the one where he termed Lord Hanuman as a Dalit in Rajasthan.

The chief minister’s statement, in which he called Hanuman a Dalit, has led to Dalits now laying their claim on all Hanuman temples.

In another statement, he said that “If they (Muslims) have Ali, we have Bajrangbali” which drew strong reactions.

 

The chief minister also made an unscheduled visit to Mhow in Madhya Pradesh and offered floral tributes to late Dr B R Ambedkar who was born here in 1891.

Meanwhile, some of the prominent places where he addressed meetings  include, among others,  Rajnandgaon, Kabirdham, Bhilai, Durg, Korba, Raigarh, Raipur in Chattisgarh and Sagar, Vidisha, Ujjain, Indore, Bhopal, Shore, Raisen,Raigarh , Dhar, Ratlam, and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh.

In Rajasthan, the chief minister addressed meetings in Nagaur, Sikar, Churu, Jaisalmer, Bharatpur, Kota, Chittorgarh, Ajmer and Ganganagar.

In Telangana, he addressed meetings in Vicrabad, Sangareddy Voduppal, Goshamahal, Bhupalpalli, Karimnagar, Mudhelu and Bodhan.

 

Tags: yogi adityanath, raman singh
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow