UP to boost growth for $trillion economy goalUP CM Yogi Adityanath

Virendra Singh Rawat

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has scored a ‘double century’ of rallies, public meetings and roadshows during the hectic electioneering for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

In all, Yogi addressed 205 rallies including 159 in UP alone, while the remaining 46 pertained to other states and union territories.

The CM addressed rallies in nearly 15 states including Delhi, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar, Odisha, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Chandigarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh.

The electioneering for the seventh and final phase of polling on June 1 ended last evening (May 30).

Yogi started his Lok Sabha electioneering campaign by addressing a ‘Prabuddha Sammelan’ in Mathura on March 27. Thereafter, over the successive 65 days, he crisscrossed the length and breadth of India addressing rallies, which averaged more than 3 a day.

The UP CM was among the most sought after BJP leaders for rallies apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and union home minister Amit Shah.

The Lok Sabha election bugle was sounded after the Election Commission of India (ECI) laid out the grueling 7-phase nomination and polling schedule on March 16, 2024.

Yogi achieved the 50-rally mark by mid-April, while the 100-rally mark was logged in a total of 41 days when he addressed a rally in Unnao on May 6.

Meanwhile, Modi – in nearly 75 days – addressed 206 rallies and roadshows across India, including 32 in UP to seek support for 58 BJP candidates. The PM also gave interviews to 80 media outlets during the period to articulate his development vision and core agenda.

Amit Shah addressed 188 rallies, while defence minister Rajnath also scored 101 rallies and roadshows across India.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressed 65 rallies across the country.

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