Lucknow, November 13: With less than 10 days left for Uttar Pradesh civic polls, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will kick off the campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party from the temple town of Ayodhya on Tuesday. He will address rallies across the start from November 14 to November 27.

The three-phased civic polls are seen as a litmus test for the Yogi Adityanath government. The BJP came to the power in March after a landslide victory.

“UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will address a rally each in all the 16 poll-bound municipal corporations. The chief minister will start his campaign from Ayodhya on November 14. On the same day, he is likely to visit districts of Gonda and Bahraich,” a senior UP BJP leader said.

As many as 652 urban local bodies across the state are going to polls, the highest number so far.

Here is the schedule of Yogi Adityanath’s rallies:

November 14: Ayodhya, Gonda, Bahraich
November 15: Kanpur
November 16: Aligarh, Mathura, Agra
November 17: Allahabad
November 18: Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad
November 19: Ghazipur, Deoria
November 20: Balrampur, Basti, Gorakhpur
November 21: Jaunpur, Ballia, Mau
November 22: Varanasi
November 23: Shahjahanpur, Farrukhabad, Kannauj
November 24: Jhansi, Fatehpur, Lucknow
November 25: Barabanki, Lakhimpur, Bareilly
November 26: Moradabad, Saharanpur
November 27: Kushinagar

On May 9, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet had given its approval for constitution of two new municipal corporations for Ayodhya and Mathura-Vrindavan. The Ayodhya Municipal Corporation will cover the twin cities of Faizabad and Ayodhya, while Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation will look after the civic needs in the two pilgrim towns.

With inputs from PTI