Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday met Nautanwa legislator Amanmani Tripathi, currently on bail in the murder case of his wife Sara Singh, IANS reported. The MLA, who reportedly met Adityanath for the second time, said he had come to meet the Chief Minister with regards to development in his assembly constituency. Amanmani is the son of tainted politician Amarmani Tripathi, who also is in jail for the murder of a poetess Madhumita, and is an independent MLA. Earlier on April 30, Adityanath was welcomed on stage by Tripathi, raising many eyebrows. The Indian Express reported that the act didn’t go well with some party workers. “BJP’s programme was at the hotel where the CM address party workers. We did not invite Amanmani there,” BJP’s Gorakhpur Mahanagar president Rahul Srivastava was quoted as saying in the report. Another BJP MLA was quoted saying that all the local MLAs from Gorakhpur were invited and so was Amanmani Tripathi. In his other comments, Adityanath once again reiterated his government’s resolve to control crime and said rule of law will be established in the state at the earliest, the report said.
The chief minister reportedly met Amanmani while on a trip state’s to Basti district. He further assured the people that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state would not show any laxity on the law and order front. “We are working with a spirit of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikaas’ and will continue to do so,” Yogi said, urging everyone not to break law. The chief minister also cautioned his own party workers of not to get overzealous and treat law and order lightly. Highlighting centre’s ‘Swacch Bharat’ mission, Adityanath said that UP government was committed to making the cleanliness a success in the state.