Uttar Pradesh Civic Polls 2017: Yogi Adityanath to Campaign in Deoria and Ghazipur Today

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Uttar Pradesh Tops List of States That Witnessed Highest Number of Communal Violence Incidents in 2017

Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh has topped the list of states that witness maximum communal violence incidents in the country in 2017, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

New Delhi, Nov 19: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will campaign in Deoria and Ghazipur on Sunday to woo the voters in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of crucial civic polls. The region is considered to be a stronghold of Adityanath’s outfit Yuva Vahini and it played a crucial role in ensuring his elevation as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

In his rally in Ayodhya, he took credit for constituting Ayodhya Municipal Corporation after his election to power in March this year. “Ayodhya is a holy place, and the first phase of elections will be held there. The name Ayodhya means – where no war takes place, so what better place is there than Ayodhya to start the campaign as well?” Yogi said.

The local body elections are expected to be the first test for Aditynath who took office earlier this year. Expressing confidence for BJP’s victory, Adityanath said, “We are ready for the test. The test for us is not just in the election but every day.”

The polling for 652 urban local bodies which includes 16 Nagar Nigam, will be held in three phases on November 22, November 26 and November 29.