After a high-voltage campaigning in the state of Uttar Pradesh, people across the country have their eyes set on March 11 to know who shall finally come to power in one of the most crucial states in the country. While a number of exit polls conducted by a various media houses predict Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) win in the state, Congress seems pretty confident of their alliance with the Samajwadi Party to win the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017. Even though BJP has not named its chief ministerial candidate for UP, the electric campaigning has given some idea of who could be the probable choice.
Before the final results are declared on March 11 check out the list of the probable CM faces in Uttar Pradesh:
- Rajnath Singh: If we go by the exit polls, BJP seems to be in a very commanding position and party’s star UP campaigner, Home Minister Rajnath Singh seems to the top choice for the Chief Ministerial post. He has served as the Chief Minister of the state under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 2000 and we would not be surprised if the party chooses him as the UP CM considering the number of rallies he has addressed in the span of one month. He also has a key role to play in the major decisions taken by the central government.
2. Amit Shah: After Rajnath is anyone has campaigned heavily for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election from the BJP is Amit shah. BJP president Amit shah has contributed massively in restructuring BJP’s image in the state by communicating with the different caste groups in a bid to promote the diverse society plan. If BJP does pull off a win in UP, Amit Shah who has been leading BJP’s UP campaign from the front, could be the CM face of BJP.
3. Santosh Gangwar: One of the most prominent faces of BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Santosh Gangwar is also a popular choice for the CM candidate. Currently a Minister of State for Finance in the Narendra Modi government, Santosh Gangwar was an MP from Bareilly for over 20 years ( 1989 to 2009). Considering his popularity in the state as well as his contribution in the party, Santosh Gangwar remains a strong choice for BJp’s UP CM candidate.
4. Yogi Adityanath: Popularly known as the Hindu samrat, Yogi Adityanath enjoys a huge populartity in the state of Uttar Pradesh which was pretty evident by the number of people who gathered at the rallies addressed by Yogi. Scores of people chanted”Yogi yogi” and affirmed that the people had gathered their to only watch Yogi who had come there despite him makin controversial statements against Muslims. Adityanath also appears to have made a strong comeback into BJP’s scheme of things as the man to bank on to swing votes with his polarisation skills.
Either ways, guess we’ll just have to wait and watch.