UP Assembly polls: Yogi Adityanath to contest from Gorakhpur seat
Last Updated January 15, 2022
Lucknow, Jan 15: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest from the Gorakhpur constituency in the upcoming Assembly polls that are scheduled to begin on Feb 10, the BJP said on Saturday while releasing its first list of candidates. While addressing the press conference, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, "We are releasing a list of candidates for 57 out of 58 seats in the first phase and for 48 out of 55 in the second phase." "Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will contest from Gorakhpur seat. Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya willcontest from Sirathu assembly segment," Pradhan added. Yogi Adityanath has been the Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur constituency, Uttar Pradesh, for five consecutive terms since 1998. Elections for the 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10.