Uma Bharti & CM Yogi Adityanath add saffron appeal to MP campaign
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti is campaigning vigorously for the BJP in the state after a long time while Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has made his debut.
As the party has lined up more than 60 rallies by the two saffron-clad leaders ahead of the November 28 assembly election.
Uma Bharti was not so active in the 2008 and 2013 assembly polls in the state. But this time she is very active following requests by the party – a chopper has been especially stationed for her in Tikamgarh.
She is doing three-four rallies daily and her effort is as much as that of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan,” a senior party leader told ET.
On Wednesday Bharti did four rallies
Uma Bharti did four rallies across the state, including in constituencies of ministers Narottam Mishra and Bhupendra Singh.
Yogi Adityanath has already done nearly 25 rallies and has been campaigning in the state for two days. His slogan – ‘Jo Ram ka nahin, woh hamare kisi kaam ka nahin (Those who are not with Lord Ram are of no use to us)’ – is quite a hit in the state, party functionaries said.
“Both Yogi Adityanath and Uma Bharti are saffron-clad leaders from Uttar Pradesh. Mean while where the Ram Mandir is a big issue. Both have been associated with the Ram Mandir movement and both are mentioning the Ram Mandir issue in their speeches in MP too.
Madhya Pradesh is a laboratory for Hindutva. As with these Congress also appealing to Hindus. Words of both these leaders are clicking in MP,” said a BJP leader.
Adityanath targeted the Congress, saying Adityanaththat at the “root of terrorism and corruption was Congress”. He also said that in national and public interest he had changed names of Faizabad and Allahabad to Ayodhya and Prayagraj respectively to uphold Vedic traditions of India.
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