After a dismal show at assembly elections in the heartland, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tried to put up a brave front while speaking media persons. Yogi said that all was not lost and converting defeat to victory is just a name change away.
While responding to pointed questions from reporters shortly after the results were declared, he said, “My request to all supporters, party workers and senior leaders of BJP is to not worry too much about the results. I have put my renaming skills to use and I am happy to tell you that if we change the name of the party from BJP to Congress we have won the assembly elections. Why restrict ourselves to naming just states and cities. Why can’t we rename the entire party,” he questioned a puzzled group of media persons.
“Abhi kuch dino me hum party ke leaders se milne wale hain. Tab ye naam parivartan ka prastav pesh kiya jayega,” he added.
Given his success record with renaming, he might just change the elections results. A few BJP supporters were already seen celebrating in Delhi, while Congress workers alongside murmured- ‘Abe ye log kyu naach rahe hai‘.
Yogi’s latest statement has got the Congress party worried. Rahul Gandhi, who was all set to for a vacation to celebrate the election victory, cancelled his plans and was seen in a huddle with senior party leaders. The party is now planning to send a formal request to the Election Commission to stop Adityanath from going ahead with name change.
BSP Chief Mayawati, who was somehow found her political relevance post the assembly elections, was livid after hearing Yogi’s statement. “She flung her handbag after watching it on TV almost breaking the LCD into two,” said a source close to the BSP leader.