Lucknow: As assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled next month, the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called the election in India’s most populous state an “80 versus 20 battle”.
The numbers citied by the BJP’s Yogi Adityanath roughly correspond to the ratio of Hindus to Muslims in UP. Yogi made the comments in Lucknow when he was asked a question about Brahmin votes in the state.
“The contest has moved much ahead,” reports quoted Yogi as saying. “The fight is now 80 versus 20,” he added.
The host of the session then said, “Owaisi says it is 19 per cent.” Asaduddin Owaisi heads the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, or AIMIM. Yogi Adityanath cut short the question by the host.
“80 per cent is those who are supporters of nationalism, good governance and development. Such people will vote for the BJP and those who are against this and supporters of mafias and criminals, anti-farmer and village, such 15-20 people will take a different path. So, in this 80-20 fight, it is the lotus that will show the way,” the Chief Minister said, referring to the BJP’s election symbol.