Yogi Adityanath filed his nomination from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, where he is contesting his first state election. While filing the nomination, Union Home Minister Amit Shah was by his side.
Before taking the first formal step towards the elections, the five-time MP prayed at the Gorakhpur temple and performed a havan.
Gorakhpur is Yogi Adityanath’s stronghold, from where he was won every parliamentary election he has contested.
So far, Yogi Adityanath has only one well-known rival in the Gorakhpur contest – Bhim Army’s Chandrashekhar Azad and the SP (Samajwadi Party) has yet to name its candidates opposite Yogi Adityanath.
Ahead of the visit to the election office, Amit Shah addressed a rally with the UP CM and praised him.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the first to declare a chief ministerial face ahead of the UP Assembly elections commencing from 10th February.
After the announcement of Yogi Adityanath’s candidature from Gorakhpur, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also declared that he would contest from Karhal, Eastern Uttar Pradesh.