A BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh has demanded that the party declare Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as its chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections slated for next year.
“BJP has only two alternatives, Kalyan Singh and Yogi Adityanath, for the chief minister’s post. Most of the MPs from the state are in favour of Yogi Adityanath,” Salem MP Ravindra Kushwaha said in a meeting of party workers in his constituency.
He said BJP should declare Adityanath as the nominee for the chief minister’s post at the earliest and start preparing for the polls.
Adityanath, 43, an influential religious leader known for making controversial comments, had last year said those talking about intolerance should go to Pakistan.