BJP will win 150 seats in Gujarat Assembly election, says UP CM Adityanath

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BJP will win 150 seats in Gujarat Assembly election, says UP CM Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath confidently said that Gujarat will win over 150 seats in the much-anticipated Assembly election.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in an exclusive interview to India Today said that Gujarat will replicate the success of UP in the upcoming Assembly election.

The chief minister said that development in Gujarat will speak for itself.

Yogi Adityanath confidently said that Gujarat will win over 150 seats in the much-anticipated Assembly election.

"Our national president has set a target of 150 seats in Gujarat and we are confident that we will surpass the set limit," said Yogi Adityanath.

The chief minister did not mince words when it came to criticising Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Adityanath said that Rahul was only active during elections. He also slammed the Gandhi scion calling him a 'seasonal politician'.

"Rahul is active only during election. After election, he vanishes and he has not done anything for 'vikas'," said Adityanath.

The chief minister targeted Rahul by saying that he has not done anything for the development of Amethi, a constituency held by his family for too long.

YOUTH ALLIANCE AGAINST BJP

When asked about burgeoning young leaders against the BJP in Gujarat, Yogi Adityanath, inferring to Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi leader Akhilesh Yadav, asked where are the two youths who challenged BJP in Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

He further said that people of Gujarat have faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development and vision.

Upon being asked about Rahul's claim of development gone 'crazy', the chief minister said that those criticising development were doing so because they were unable to see it.

He added that development of Gujarat has not gone mad; but its development gave prosperity to the country. Yogi said that Rahul's comments were an insult to Gujarat.

Yogi said Gujarat's development has not gone mad, but it is Rahul's mentality that needs to change.

STINT WITH PATIDARS

Amid the political tussle in Gujarat, a local convenor of Hardik Patel's Anamat Andolan Samiti, Narendra Patel, alleged that BJP leadership had offered him Rs 1 crore to join the party.

Patel called a press conference and displayed Rs 10 lakh allegedly given to him by BJP leaders.

Meanwhile, when asked about Patidar leadership growing closer to the Congress, the Gujarat BJP leader Varun Patel denied it by saying that the community is more inclined towards BJP.

Patel asked why Narendra Patel called press meet after accepting Rs 10 lakh and not Rs 1 crore.

Patel added that it was a conspiracy by Gujarat Congress.

YOGI CLARIFIES ON GALA DIWALI CELEBRATION

Uttar Pradesh chief minister's grand Diwali celebrations had made headlines.

Talking to India Today, Yogi clarified that celebrations were not held using the money of taxpayers. He said that the large scale event was held in order to conserve and promote heritage.

"Ayodhya, Chitrakoot or Varanasi, the objective of events being organised here is to promote their heritage. It is not only mine but the moral obligation of the people Uttar Pradesh," said Yogi.

When asked about allegations of using taxpayers' money, Yogi said that the UP government is undertaking such events for public interest.

"We did the events with the support of the common people and the cooperation of the saints. All were from Ayodhya and Chitrakoot and no one came from outside. Thousands of people will get employment with such events that also promote tourism," said Yogi.

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