Under shadow of exits, on BJP table, Adityanath from Ayodhya seat
The Indian Express Delhi|January 13, 2022
AS A series of defections by sitting MLAs rattles the BJP, the party is considering fielding Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who announced earlier that he would contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, from Ayodhya.
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The move is being seen in the party as one that would amplify the Hindutva message and galvanise the cadre. More so when the Ram temple project is well under way.

Sources said this proposal was discussed at the high-level meeting held at the BJP headquarters in the national capital on Tuesday, attended among others by Adityanath, UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya, party state chief Swatantra Dev Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah.

“The CM contesting from Ayodhya would help the party highlight the narrative it has been emphasising on," a source in the BJP said, adding that many in the party feel this would be the “ultimate” message to the party's supporters.

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