Yogi Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini Splits Up! Is CM Yogi losing ground?

Sunil Singh’s new outfit is called Hindu Yuva Vahini Bharat. (NEWS18)

Hindu Yuva Vahini(HYV), a right wing organization founded by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has split into factions with Sunil Singh, a close confidant of the Gorakhnath Peth Mahant, formed a parallel group on Sunday. The split of the HYV comes at a time when the Yogi govt. is massively loosing its hold in Uttar Pradesh  and the split also proves to be a hole in the Chief Minister’s shoe as he himself was leading the organisation which worked under him since it was formed in 2002.

The HYV’s UP unit President Sunil Singh, who is also known as CM Yogi’s “Right Hand” has declared himself as the national president of the organisation replacing Adityanath. Singh, once a close confidant of the CM, told news agencies here on Monday that he was forced to float a parallel outfit after Adityanath removed him from the organisation.“Yogijee was my political guru but the way he removed me even after by hard work to make him the CM, has annoyed the activists of the HYV, forcing me to make this new organisation on the same name,” he said.

Singh said HYV (Bharat) will also open offices in various states. “Prominent HYV leaders who joined the new outfit include Ram Laxman, Prem Shankarr Mishra, Sachin Bareda, Arvind Verma and Ravindra Pratap Singh who were once close aides of Yogi Adityanath,” he said.

Explaining the reason for launching the new organization, Singh said, “We were sidelined in the organisation for demanding ticket during the 2017 Assembly election. After Maharajji (Yogi Adityanath) became CM, we hoped that founder members will be given important positions in the organisation, but nothing such happened.”

HYV (Bharat) will work on the original agenda of the HYV: construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, ban on cow slaughter, common civil code, abolition of Article 370 and for the development of the weaker sections of the society.

However, Hindu Yuva Vahini leader PK Mall said that this new outfit will not have any impact on the original HYV. “Many rebel leaders have been expelled from the organisation. The new outfit will have no impact on the working of the HYV. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who founded the HYV in 2002, is also the patron of HYF.”

Singh said after Adityanath became the CM, the HYV activists have been sidelined and even the party activity was stopped. “On the request of the party workers, I had to take such decision,” he stated with claiming that Aditynath is still his guru and his act was not against the CM.

However, the HYV leader was surprised on the suspension of the in-charge of the VVIP guest house in Lucknow where the meeting was held on Sunday. “The room in the guest house was booked by BJP MP from Mohanlalganj Kaushal Kishore and all payment were made for the food. It is unfortunate that a government officer was punished for political reasons,” he said.