Lucknow: Since becoming CM of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath evoked tremendous euphoria among BJP supporters.
No one believed that a saffron-clad sadhu will one day be installed as the CM.
Widely been treated as the first step towards the fulfilment of establishing a “Hindu Rashtra”, but it has not gone down exactly the same path.
Not everyone is happy with Yogi Adityanath within the party. As a matter of fact, they did not miss the chance when Amit Shah was in Lucknow for three days.
There are numerous appeals to the prime minister Narendra Modi to send Shah to take stock of the prevailing political situation in UP.
Some have even gone on to say that until and unless situation improves, it would be real tough for them to mobilise support for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Evidently, the dissatisfaction is mainly with Yogi Adityanath, his priorities and his governance style. Not much of a surprise that Amit Shah made it a point to give every party functionary a fair opportunity to freely speak his mind.
Even though Adityanath was with Amit Shah throughout, some partymen, including a few legislators and district presidents, did not hesitate to vent their grievance against him.
The common complaint was about the Yogi not conceding their petty requests. Plenty of party leaders expressed deep concern regarding state’s deteriorating law and order, which seem be carrying on the way it was when Akhilesh Yadav was CM.
There are also complaints regarding the “bureaucratic” style of functioning, where those siting at the helm of affairs were only doing just for the sake of it rather than coming up with any logical conclusion.
Number of leaders complained that the bureaucracy refused to listen to public representatives because the chief minister had himself been telling them not to entertain partymen.
Yogi’s only asset – integrity – seems to have come in the way. Striking a chord between his clean image and keeping party cadres happy is getting tough for him.
Even his ministers are labelling Yogi as “uncooperative”.