Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Yogi Adityanath dares Akhilesh govt in Lucknow, says 'arrest me, if you can'

LUCKNOW: Defying a ban by the UP government, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday addressed a rally in the city.

Addressing the rally, Yogi Adityanath dared the state government to arrest him. "Arrest me, if you can," Yogi Adityanath said.

Fearing a possible clash between the BJP and SP workers, the Lucknow administration had denied permission to BJP to hold rally in the city.

Earlier, addressing a rally in Lakhimpur Kheri, Yogi Adityanath dubbed the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh as the party of "a family".

Adityanath claimed that the UP government's policies were "divisive and discriminatory".

The controversial BJP leader was addressing an election rally in Nighasan through a mobile phone.

He termed the SP's policies as "divisive and discriminatory".

Adityanath was scheduled to participate in the rally with BJP's state unit chief Laxmikant Bajpai but due to some unspecified reasons, their visit was cancelled and the MP's address was relayed live through a mobile handset.

In his brief address, Adityanath held the ruling SP responsible for what he called "poor" law and order, bad roads, electricity outages and plight of farmers in UP.

Attacking the state government, the BJP leader claimed that a recent report by national crime bureau indicated the poor law and order situation in UP.

He also criticised the Kanya Vidyadhan Yojna of the SP government and called it discriminatory.

Congress demands arrest of Adityanath

Congress on Wednesday demanded arrest of BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for allegedly making objectionable speeches during campaigning for assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh.

"The things being uttered by Gorakhpur MP indicate that he wants to bring in politics of hatred... Adityanath, who is talking about love jihad, and against whom notice has been served by the EC, needs to be arrested," Congress senior leader Rashid Alvi said here.

(With inputs from PTI) Adityanath,Akhilesh govt,Yogi Adityanath defies ban

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