Yogi Adityanath submitted his candidacy from the headquarters of the Gorakhpur City Assembly on Friday. Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister, along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, addressed a rally before filing his nomination for the collector’s office.
This is the first time that Yogi Adityanath, who represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha for five terms, has contested an assembly election. Voting in the urban seat of Gorakhpur will take place in the sixth phase of the UP polls on March 3.
In his election affidavit, Yogi Adityanath declared assets worth Rs 1,54,94,054. This includes cash, the balance of six bank accounts and savings. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh also said he has a Samsung mobile phone worth Rs 12,000, a revolver worth Rs 1,00,000 and a rifle worth Rs 80 000.
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The affidavit also states that Yogi Adityanath has a gold ear ornament weighing 20 grams worth Rs 49,000 and a gold chain and Rudraksha neck ornament weighing 10 grams worth Rs 20,000.
In his affidavit, Yogi Adityanath declared an income of Rs 13,20,653 for the financial year 2020-21, an income of Rs 15,68,799 for the financial year 2019-20, an income of Rs 18,27,639 for the financial year 2018 -19 and an income of Rs 14,38,670. for the 2017-18 financial year.
The UP chief minister does not own any farm or non-farm property, according to his polling affidavit. The same affidavit indicates that no vehicle is registered in his name and that he has no liability.
According to Yogi Adityanath’s poll affidavit, there are no pending criminal charges against him.
Exodus of “mafias” under BJP rule: Yogi Adityanath
After submitting his candidacy, Yogi Adityanath addressed voters in Meerut, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Hapur and Noida through a virtual ‘Jan Chaupal’ alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Speaking to ‘Jan Chaupal’, the BJP’s leading ministerial candidate said his party was contesting the elections on issues such as nationalism, development and good governance.
He also said that the BJP was to unveil its manifesto (Sankalp Patra) on February 6.
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) February 4, 2022
“We made 212 pledges in 2017. Over the past five years, we have worked for the safety and empowerment of women and farmers, and to create jobs for the poor. Today, the public blesses the BJP “, said Yogi Adityanath.
He also alleged that the administration of Uttar Pradesh had been “captured” by “cretins and mafias” under previous governments.
“Today there is an atmosphere of security for women, investments have increased. The exodus of businessmen and young people due to the mafias has also stopped. A new exodus has begun – that of the mafias and criminals,” said Yogi Adityanath.