Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be visiting Amethi on Thursday where he will accompany Union minister and BJP candidate Smriti Irani, who will be filing her nomination papers, a party spokesperson said. The chief minister will also participate in a roadshow before the nomination and later address an election meeting, BJP’s Amethi media in-charge Govind Singh said.
Irani was to file her nomination on April 17, but since it is a holiday, she will now file the papers on April 11.
The Amethi parliamentary constituency, represented in the Lok Sabha by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, has four Assembly segments — Tiloi, Gauriganj and Jagdishpur (reserved) in Amethi district and Salon (reserved) in Rae Bareli. Congress nominee Gandhi filed his nomination on Wednesday.
The district administration has made all the arrangements for the nominations, District Magistrate RM Mishra said.
Amethi goes to polls on May 6 in the fifth phase.