I will return to Gorakhpur after serving people of UP: Yogi Adityanathindia Updated: Jul 01, 2017 01:33 IST
Adityanath is an MP but to continue as chief minister he needs to get elected to the state legislature within six months of being appointed as chief minister.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday he was not a full-time politician and would return to Gorakhpur after serving people.
“Politics to me is a means to serve the people and having done that I will finally return to Gorakhpur,” he said when asked about his opinion on the perception that he was a natural successor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Adityanath was speaking at a programme organised by a private news channel.
He said he was happy serving people of the country’s largest state. On a question from where he would contest the assembly election, Adityanath said, Gorakhpur was his land of ‘work and worship’ but he would contest from anywhere the party wanted him to do so.
Adityanath is an MP but to continue as chief minister he needs to get elected to the state legislature within six months of being appointed as chief minister.
On the law and order situation in the state, he said the mining, forest and other mafia, who were running gangs with political patronage, have been rendered jobless after the government’s crackdown on them.