The assembly elections to be held in Uttar Pradesh along with five states early next year are also considered important for the 2024 general elections. Home Minister Amit Shah himself had called it important for the Modi government to come back to power in 2024 in a program organized in Lucknow recently. But the results of the UP elections will be far-reaching. Its effect will be seen on the politics of the country on the one hand, while on the other hand big changes can be seen in the internal politics of BJP. Indications of this have also been received in the BJP’s national executive meeting held at the party’s central office in Delhi last week.
In this meeting, CM Yogi Adityanath had presented a political proposal, which is usually presented by national leaders. The motion on his behalf was seen as a sign of his growing stature in the party. One of the reasons for this was that he was the only CM to come from the election states in the meeting, all others were connected through video conferencing. When asked about this after the meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had also said that CM Yogi is the head of the country’s most populous state. Apart from this, his record as Chief Minister has also been very good.
Yogi Adityanath’s demand has increased as a star campaigner
It is clear that the stature of CM Yogi Adityanath has increased in the BJP in the last few years. He has been seen more popular across the country than the chief ministers of other BJP-ruled states and has been called as a star campaigner in elections from Bengal to Assam. Not only this, his demand as a star campaigner even in the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad has shown that his popularity is outside UP as well. In such a situation, if he leads BJP to victory in UP under his leadership, then his political stature will increase significantly. Not only this, he will also be a big face in terms of alternative leadership in BJP.
Slogans sounding like Modi-Yogi-Jaishree Ram, entry in the club of national leaders
Slogans like Modi, Yogi, Jai Shri Ram have been echoed in UP for the past several months. Taking the name of Yogi along with Modi shows the extent to which he is accepted among the workers. In such a situation, when there is discussion of alternative leadership in BJP after Modi, it is true that the tongue is suppressed, but often people are seen taking the name of Yogi. In such a situation, the election of UP has become very important and the victory here will increase the stature of Yogi Adityanath.
Election will show how charismatic the image of Yogi is
The BJP had fought the 2017 UP assembly elections without any face. But after this, after a long struggle, Yogi Adityanath was chosen for the CM. The BJP was then surprised by this decision and Yogi, who was the MP of Gorakhpur, came from the Legislative Council and took the chair of the Chief Minister. He had become the CM then without contesting the assembly, but this is the first time that the election is to be contested on his face. In such a situation, apart from the BJP, the 2022 assembly elections will also decide the career of CM Yogi.