The whole nation is watching every development that is happening around the upcoming crucial assembly polls in five states, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, which will go for a seven-phased poll. A state with 403 assembly seats, the victory in Uttar Pradesh will give a significant push to the party, that has won, in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The ruling BJP aims to retain the reign in the state and incumbent Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is working to have a second consecutive term.
On Friday - February 4, Yogi Adityanath has filed his nomination to contest from Gorakhpur Urban constituency as the BJP candidate. He was accompanied by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for filing the nomination papers. His assets value has been made public. As per his nomination paper, Yogi Adityanath has declared his assets worth Rs 1.54 crore (1,54,94,054), which includes cash in hand, cash at the bank, and fixed deposits.
He has declared in the affidavit that he owns a gold earring weighing over 20 grams worth Rs 49,000 and a gold chain with Rudraksha weighing 10 grams worth Rs 20,000. Yogi Adityanath has declared that he has a revolver worth Rs 1 lakh and a rifle worth Rs 80,000. By citing that he has no vehicle registered in his name, he said he carries a smartphone worth Rs 12,000.
He also has declared in the affidavit that his income was Rs 13,20,653 in the Financial Year 2020-21, Rs 15,68,799 in FY 2019-20, Rs 18,37,639 in FY 2018-19, Rs 14,38,670 in FY 2017-18, and Rs 8,40,998 in FY 2016-17. He also has said that he does not own any agricultural or non-agricultural property and said that he does not have any liabilities. He has declared that he holds a Bachelor's degree in Science.
On the other hand, he has highlighted that he has no criminal case pending against him. According to reports, Yogi Adityanath's assets have increased by Rs 59 lakh in the past five years. Five years ago, he had declared the value of his asset as Rs 96 lakh and during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the value of his asset stood at Rs 72 lakh. He also had declared in 2017 that there were four criminal cases pending against him.
He has a bank account in the State Bank of India's Parliament House branch in Delhi and he operates two bank accounts in Gorakhpur district and one in Lucknow. Before becoming the Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has served as MP from Gorakhpur and he is contesting for the legislative assembly for the first time as he was elected as the Chief Minister by being a member of the Legislative Council. The polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27, and March 3 and 7 in seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.