Less than a fortnight after Yogi Adityanath was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, a pro-Hindutva outfit founded by him is receiving over 5,000 membership applications a day, reported Indian Express.
A senior office-bearer at its Gorakhpur headquarters said that compared to previous 500 to 1000 requests, the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) is now receiving over 5000 applications on an average every day.
The outfit was founded in 2002.
The report said that the outfit is now offering membership for free and has also issued guidelines for induction of new members. However, it will only accept online applications.
“Candidates will have to undergo a one-year scrutiny process, including a background check and verification to know whether they had any previous inclination towards any political party,” said state office in-charge PK Mall.
Applicant will have to fill an application form on the HYV website, attach scanned copies of his photograph, voter ID card and Aadhaar card as proof of identity and residence, said Mall describing membership process.
However, applicants will be denied entry if they found to be facing serious criminal cases or having an inclination towards Opposition parties.