Gorakhpur: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that BJP’s Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan, who is contesting from Gorakhpur, a seat that the CM had represented in Parliament for five times, will give a new direction to Bhojpuri culture and art.
“By bringing in Ravi Kishan, a new direction will be provided to Bhojpuri language, Bhojpuri art and culture,” Adityanath said while addressing an election rally at Sahjanwa here on Friday.
BJP had suffered a shock defeat in Gorakhpur last year in the byelection after Adityanath vacated the constituency on becoming chief minister. After the 2018 defeat, in which BJP candidate Upendra Shukla was defeated, the chief minister is lending his support to Ravi Kishen.
At Sahjanwa, he asked people to vote the actor into power.
Adityanath appealed voters to not to vote on the basis of caste but rather on the developmental work done by the NDA government and the schemes floated and accomplished by the Prime Minister.
“While giving you the houses, gas connections, electricity connection, roads, health insurance Prime Minister Narendra Modi has never seen or asked about your caste. The schemes benefitted all without any discrimination,” he said....