Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was in Gorakhpur on Saturday where he addressed the party workers but in a surprising event that has raised some eyebrows, was welcomed on stage by Nautanwa MLA (Independent) Amanmani Tripathi, accused of murdering his wife. The incident came as a surprise for many and raised a few eyebrows as well because of the strong stance Adityanath has maintained against those who play with law.
The act didn’t go well with some party workers according to a report by The Indian Express. BJP claimed that he was there on government’s invitation. “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.
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Amanmani who is accused of murdering his wife Sara welcomed the UP CM by touching his feet. A CBI probe is going on against him and he is currently out on a bail. His parents were convicted in another murder case. At the event, Yogi Adityanath gave a fitting reply to those are raising questions about EVMs. He said EVM stands for ‘Every Vote Modi’. “Those who were raising doubts over the EVMs have got a befitting reply. They would now have to admit that EVM stands for ‘Every Vote Modi’,” said Adityanath, taking a dig, as reported by the news agency PTI.
“The overwhelming majority, which the BJP has got in UP assembly elections is a result of PM Narendra Modi’s welfare programmes,” he said. The UP CM also mentioned that the state government has implemented its welfare schemes without any discrimination. “There is a visible improvement in law and order. People of the state are getting electricity. And, the state government is committed to the cause of farmers, women, traders and common citizen,” he said.