LUCKNOW: Self-styled “Yogi” Adityanath of GorakpurLucknow "Rally" flopped. The firebrand "Yogi" dares UP Government to arrest him and blames others for communal tensions in the State.
Th BJP star campaigner in by-polls, failed to address “huge” rally and have to contend to a token public meeting riding a truck. On his side was party State President Laxmikant Bajpai was on his side.
which was handed barely by few hundred peoples. Public did not turned over keeping in view danger of Police action as District administration has refused to give his party permission for a rally.
Adityanath, an BJP MP from Gorakhpur has been instigating communal feelings in the state. He is instrumental in raising “Love Jihad” boggy. Allahabad High Court has issued notice on his highly objectionable communal utterances.
Addressing party activists who have gathered in small number, Adityanath dared the state government to arrest him. "Arrest me, if you can," Adityanath said.
Fearing a possible clash, the Lucknow administration had denied permission to BJP to hold rally in the city.
Addressing a meeting he denied his party’s role in communal clashes in UP which have been happening with regular intervals in and around the assembly constituencies where by-elections are to be held on 13th September.
It may be noted that Party National President Amit Shah has conceded the truth that “Modi wave” is no more and this is why party is trying to change the plank from development and good governance to communal agenda. This is why the fire brand M.P. Adityanath has been given duty to lead the election campaign in the State.
The controversial BJP leader also could not reach Nighasan to address the election meeting, instead he addressed through a mobile phone. He claimed that the UP government's policies were "divisive and discriminatory".
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 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. However after HC took notice, he refrained to raise the boggy of Love Jihad in his speeches.
Sharing the stage with Adityanath, UP BJP chief dares the cops to arrest them.
Election Commission questioned Adityanath about the alleged hate remarks made to voters ahead of by-elections to nine assembly seats and one parliamentary constituency. In September last year, nearly 60 people were killed and 40,000 displaced after deadly Hindu-Muslim riots in western Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar. Investigations found politicians across parties, including some from the BJP, had fueled violence with incendiary speeches. Ahead of the by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, local BJP leaders have been trying to polarise voters through a campaign that alleges "love jihad" - a term used by right-wing groups for what they describe as an Islamist strategy to convert Hindu women through seduction, marriage and money. The state BJP has also been referring to forced conversions as a campaign issue