1. CM Yogi Adityanath meets Japanese envoy, says Indo-Japanese ties to help boost development of Uttar Pradesh

CM Yogi Adityanath meets Japanese envoy, says Indo-Japanese ties to help boost development of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today stressed on using strong Indo-Japanese relationship for the development of the state.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 12, 2017 12:07 AM
Yogi Adityanath said his government was working to improve facilities for Buddhist tourists from Japan and other countries.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today stressed on using strong Indo-Japanese relationship for the development of the state. He said this during his meeting with Japanese envoy Kenji Hiramatsu, who had called on him in Lucknow, a PTI report said. He said as India has a strong relationship with Japan, the Uttar Pradesh government would like to take it to its advantage for the growth of the state. “We want that these relations gain more momentum,” he was quoted as saying by the agency.

While discussing on several issues, Yogi Adityanath said his government was working to improve facilities for Buddhist tourists from Japan and other countries apart from seeking the help of the country on projects on the Buddh circuit. During the meeting, the Japanese envoy also discussed on works to be done under partner city agreement between Kyoto and Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which he said would be done soon.

Earlier in the day, the state government denied permission to the Allahabad High Court for prosecution of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a 2007 riots case a Indian Express report said. The chief minister is accused of increasing tensions in the city by making an inflammatory speech.

State chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar informed the court of the state government’s decision not to give permission for the prosecution of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The Allahabad High Court had asked Bhatnagar to explain over the delay in prosecuting the five accused in the riots case, including Adityanath.

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As per NDTV report, Bhatnagar, while explaining the state government’s stand, informed the high court that forensic examination of the CD of Yogi Adityanath’s alleged inflammatory speech showed that it has been tampered with.

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