Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will campaign in Gujarat over the next two days for what appears to be an attempt by the BJP to consolidate its core vote bank ahead of the assembly elections in the state later this year.
He will address gatherings in south Gujarat on Friday and Saturday as part of the Gujarat Gaurav Yatra being organised by the party. Sources in the BJP said that Adityanath will be one of the star campaigners for the party in the state.
According to sources, the rallies are part of the BJPâ€™s plan to strongly counter Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who has been aggressively campaigning in Gujarat by organising road shows. Rahul Gandhi's remark over women in RSS is likely to be taken up by Adityanath in his speech.
The UP CM will arrive in Daman on Friday and hold rallies at Valsad and Surat in south Gujarat. He is also scheduled to address a gathering in Kutch on Saturday before returning to Lucknow on Sunday.