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UP Politics : Survey of Gyanvapi Mosque Resumes

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: The second day of the court-ordered videography survey of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Varanasi began on Sunday morning amid tight security.

The court-appointed committee will conduct the survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque today.
“The survey will be conducted between 8 am-12 noon,” said Advocate Vishal Singh, the court-appointed special assistant commissioner.

The police cordoned off the road near the complex. All the shops within the 500-meter radius of the complex were shut on the first day. People will be not allowed in the complex area.

“Darshan has been arranged for all. All the routes have been opened so that the visitors do not face any problems and police personnel have been accordingly deployed. Right now entry is being given to a member of the commission from one gate and devotees are having darshan from the rest,” said Varanasi DCP RS Gautam on Gyanvapi Masjid.

As far as the survey is concerned, the lawyers of both sides, police officers, the District Magistrate and all the government officials related to the survey have reached the spot.

This survey is being conducted in accordance with the Varanasi Civil Court’s order to continue the survey despite objections from the mosque authorities.

The civil court had appointed a court commissioner to conduct the survey and videography of the site and the same was challenged before Allahabad High Court, which dismissed the appeal on April 21. The April 21 order of the High Court was challenged in the apex court.

Five women had filed a petition in the court seeking permission for daily worship at the Shringar Gauri temple, which is claimed to be situated inside the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi Mosque premises.

The order of the civil court for undertaking survey and videography at the premises came on the petition of the aforesaid.

Another petition, which was filed by one Vijay Shankar Rastogi, had contended that the entire premises belonged to the Kashi Vishwanath and that the Gyanvapi Mosque is only a part of the Temple, is also pending in the court since 1991.

Rastogi had also claimed that the Kashi Vishwanath Temple had been built over two thousand years ago and the temple was demolished by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. (ANI)

Lakhimpur Kheri: Ashish Mishra surrenders in court after SC cancels bail

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, surrendered before the magistrate at the district jail on Sunday.

The accused surrendered a week after Supreme Court cancelled his bail and asked him to surrender in a week.
The top court set aside the Allahabad High Court order dated February 10, 2022, and remit the matter back to the High Court. It said that the order of the Allahabad High Court cannot be sustained and has to be set aside and bail bonds of the respondent/accused are cancelled.

The Court clarified that it has not expressed any opinion either on facts or merits, and said that “all questions of law are left open for the High Court to consider and decide.”

Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on October 3, 2021. Mishra allegedly ran over the farmers who were protesting against the Centre’s three farm Laws. He was arrested on October 9 and granted bail in February 2022.

Family members of the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident moved the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court order, which granted bail to Ashish Mishra.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had appointed a committee headed by retired Punjab and Haryana high court judge Rakesh Kumar Jain to monitor the probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. (ANI)

UP: CM Yogi transfers 14 IPS officers in major administrative reshuffle

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: In a major administrative reshuffle, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday transferred 14 IPS officers in the state.

Moradabad SSP Bablu Kumar and Amroha SP Poonam were removed and were kept on the waiting list.
IPS Vikas Vaidya will replace Hathras Superintendent of Police Vineet Jaiswal who has been sent to Amroha.

Rampur Superintendent of Police Ankit Mittal was posted as the general of 8th Corps PAC Bareilly and Balrampur Superintendent of Police Hemant Kutiyal has been made SSP of Moradabad.

Ashok Kumar IV who is connected to DGP Headquarters, was made the new Superintendent of Police of Rampur, Sant Kabirnagar Superintendent of Police Kaustubh has been made the new Superintendent of Police of Maharajganj.

Gorakhpur’s Additional Superintendent of Police, Nagar Sonam Kumar has been made the new Superintendent of Police, Sant Kabir Nagar. Dhaval Jaiswal has been made the SP of Kushinagar.

Maharajganj’s Superintendent of Police Pradeep Gupta was made the commander of 37th Corps PAC Kanpur Nagar.

The Superintendent of Police, Kushinagar, Sachindra Patel has been put in waiting like SSP Bablu Kumar and Amroha SP Poonam. (ANI)

 

Yogi Adityanath meets PM Modi, discusses govt formation in UP

New Delhi [India], March 14 (ANI): After the Bharatiya Janata Party’s massive victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the state’s Chief Minister-designate Yogi Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior leaders on Sunday ahead of the formation of a new government in the state.

Adityanath’s meeting with the Prime Minister lasted for about two and a half hours where he had a long discussion about the next government to be formed in the state.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister-designate also met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda and discussed the political strategy ahead.

Adityanath also called upon Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

He also met the BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) BL Santhosh at the latter’s residence and later met Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

A new government is to be formed in Uttar Pradesh, for which the new team of the Council of Ministers has to be chosen and the departments have to be allotted accordingly. Adityanath had a discussion regarding this with all the BJP leaders.

Adityanath is likely to meet Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Dharmendra Pradhan, Anurag Thakur and President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday. (ANI)

UP: Former BJP Ministers Swami Prasad Maurya, Dharam Singh Saini join Akhilesh Yadav

              

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh Ministers Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini, who resigned this week from the Yogi Adityanath government and the ruling BJP ahead of Assembly polls, have joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday in presence of the party chief Akhilesh Yadav.

Along with the former Ministers, the sitting MLAs Bhagwati Sagar, Vinay Shakya, Roshan Lal Verma, Mukesh Verma and Brajesh Kumar Prajapati have also joined SP.
Apna Dal MLA Chaudhary Amar Singh, Former BSP MLA Neeraj Kushawaha Maurya, former BJP MLC Harpal Saini, former BSP MLA Balram Saini, former BJP MLA Rajendra Pratap Singh, former Minister of State Vidrohi Maurya, former Chief Security Officer Padam Singh and former Congress MLA Bansi Singh Pahadiya joined the party.

The spate of resignations began with Swami Prasad Maurya quitting the cabinet. Maurya, a prominent leader from the OBC community, had joined the BJP from BSP. Dara Singh Chauhan had resigned as minister on Wednesday. Dharam Singh Saini became the third minister on Thursday.

Samajwadi Party has stitched a coalition of smaller parties for the assembly polls and has emerged as the main rival of the ruling BJP in the state.

Earlier BJP MLAs Mukesh Verma, Vinay Shakya, Avtar Singh Bhadana, Roshan Lal Verma, Brijesh Prajapati and Bhagwati Sagar resigned from the party.

Uttar Pradesh assembly elections will be held in seven phases from February 10 to March 7. The polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7. (Image -Ani/Instagram)

Yogi Adityanath likely to contest Assembly elections from Ayodhya

               

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections from Ayodhya, said sources.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to be fielded from Ayodhya and his name could appear on the first list to be released by the party soon.
On the second day of the three-day meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party Core Committee on Uttar Pradesh, the names of the candidates for nearly 175 Assembly seats have been finalised, sources in the party said.

The BJP has scrutinized the candidates for more than 300 Assembly seats of Uttar Pradesh in the meeting. Deliberation will continue on the names of the candidates on Thursday, the last day of the meeting, said sources.

The BJP’s 24-member Uttar Pradesh election committee met on Monday in Lucknow and deliberated on the names of probable candidates for 113 constituencies that will go to the polls in the first two phases of the seven-phase Assembly elections that begin on February 10.

Elections for the 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases starting February 10, the Election Commission said.

The polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7 in seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on March 10. (Image instagram)

Aapke Bure din wale hain.., says Jaya Bachchan and asks chair to be ‘fair’, curses BJP

New Delhi [India]: Samajwadi Party (SP) Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan on Monday called out the Chair to be “fair” and not take sides of any particular party and cursed the treasury benches saying, “Aap logon ke bure din aayenge” (your bad days will come).

Bachchan’s remarks came when she was asked by the Chair to participate in the ongoing discussion on the ‘Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
Initiating her speech, the MP first called out the Chair for not listening to the Opposition and said “Can we expect from you? What is going on? There are so many issues we are discussing over a Bill which is brought by the government to correct its mistake.”

“Aap gala ghont dijie ham sabka (you please strangulate us),” she added.

The MP further said, “you should be fair and not support any particular party”.

As BJP MP Rakesh Sinha raised the point of order alleging Bachchan of pointing the Chair, a verbal spat started.

She also wanted the Chair to take action against members, accusing him of making “personal remarks” against her.

The Chair presided by Bhuwaneswar Kalitha, however, announced that the remarks which were not suitable would be expunged from the record.

As the situation almost seemed out of control, Kalitha adjourned the House till 5 pm. (ANI)

In Lakhimpur Kheri, MoS Ajay Mishra abuses journalist when asked about jailed son

               

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni’ on Wednesday lost his temper and hurled abuses at a journalist when asked about charges against his son Ashish, who is in jail in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident that took place on October 3.

In a video the minister who was attending an event in his constituency here in north-central Uttar Pradesh, is seen losing his cool and can be heard saying that media persons “are thieves” who make “false allegations” which leads to arrests of “innocent people.”
A visibly irked minister was also seen attempting to hit the journalist but is prevented by people around him.

Notably, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case on Tuesday termed the Lakhimpur violence that led to the death of eight people as a “a pre-planned conspiracy”.

Local farmers had blamed Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni’ and his son Ashish for the violence that claimed the lives of four farmers and a local journalist among others during a farmers’ protest. Allegedly, they were mowed down by a vehicle that was part of the convoy of the minister in Lakhimpur Kheri. Videos were being circulated on social media, where a Mahindra Thar was seen knocking down protesters from behind.

The minister and his son have denied the charges.

Ashish Mishra and several others have been booked for murder.

The development comes as Opposition leaders clamour for the dismissal of the minister from his post over the violence. (ANI)

UP Politics: At SP-RLD joint rally in Meerut, Akhilesh Yadav says ‘BJP’s sun is certain to set’

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary held their first joint rally in Meerut.

The SP chief Akhilesh Yadav termed the rally a “voice of change” and said that the anger of the farmers and the youth would go to defeat the BJP in the forthcoming polls in the state.
While speaking to ANI during the rally, Yadav said, “People in Meerut want a change; youngsters do not have jobs in Uttar Pradesh, farmers here want to get rid of the BJP government. They have defrauded the farmers; their promises were fake. Sugarcane farmers want their due payments.”

Addressing the rally, the SP leader said: ‘The BJP’s sun is certain to set and set forever. The support of the public is telling us that farmers will have their say now.”

“…the farmers have been crushed and their dignity taken away, the farmers have made up their mind that BJP will have to go from UP and they will be wiped out,” he said.

Yadav added that BJP’s “double engine government has failed” in the state.

Further, the Samajwadi Party Chief said that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath “should inform the Prime Minister that the foundation stone of Poorvanchal Expressway was laid down by the Samajwadi Party”

“They should also think about the farmers who were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri,” he added.

Addressing the rally, RLD president Jayant Chaudhary hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and said that the latter was happy only when he was among his cattle. ”I request you (people) to make sure that he is free after the polls so that he can spend all his time among cattle.”

The RLD chief also took a jibe at the CM referring to a recent question paper leak of the UP Teachers’ Eligibility Test-2021 (UPTET) as well as an incident in Bijnor where BJP MLA was left fuming when a portion of a newly renovated road broke during a traditional innaguration ceremony after being struck by a coconut.

“There are exams in UP but papers get leaked, when you inaugurate the road in Bijnor, the road breaks as soon as the coconut is broken,” the RLD chief said.

Jayant Chaudhary also said that “farmers have made a huge sacrifice, we cannot forget how farmers were crushed and more than 700 farmers were martyred.”

“Today I want to say that Akhilesh ji and I are walking together and will now form a double engine government. We will honour our martyr farmers in Meerut as soon as our government is formed,” he said.

The RLD chief said that they will gather in Aligarh on December 23 and mark ‘Kisan Diwas’.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today in in a veiled attack on Samajwadi Party, termed those with ‘red caps’ as red alert for Uttar Pradesh and said that they want to form the government in the state to show mercy to terrorists and set them free.

PM Modi’s remarks came at an event where he inaugurated development projects worth over Rs 9600 crore today in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur.

Uttar Pradesh is scheduled to go for Assembly polls in 2022.

Previously, in the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party bagged 312 seats out of the 403-seat Uttar Pradesh Assembly while Samajwadi Party (SP) bagged 47 seats, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 19 and Congress could manage to win only seven seats. The rest of the seats were bagged by other candidates. (ANI)

Priyanka Gandhi urges PM Modi to not share dias with Ajay Mishra Teni at DGP conference in Lucknow

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Escalating its attack on the BJP-led Central Government over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that took place on October 2, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday urged the Prime Minister to not share the dais with Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni, whose son was arrested for mowing down four farmers in the Uttar Pradesh district.

The Congress leader stated that the Prime Minister sharing dias with Teni would be an insult to over 700 farmers who died during the farmers’ protest.
The statement of Priyanka Gandhi came a day after the Prime Minister announced the repealing of the three farm laws, and also ahead of a meeting of PM Modi with DGPs, IGPs of all the states/UTs and heads of Central Armed Police Forces and Central Police Organisations.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and MoS Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni, along with the Prime Minister, were scheduled to attend the meeting in Lucknow at the police headquarters.

Reading out her letter written to the Prime Minister, at a press conference here today, she said, “You may be aware that the main accused, Ashish Mishra, of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence is the son of a minister in your cabinet. Since the beginning of the incident, the UP government has attempted to suppress the voice of justice. The Supreme Court had observed the UP government is trying to protect a special accused in the case.”

Stating that the family members of the farmers who were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence are in ‘intolerable pain’ and are demanding justice, the Congress leader said, “I met the family members of slain farmers, who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. They do not have any hope of getting justice if the MoS Home Affairs, Ajay Mishra, continue to remain on the post.”

Priyanka stated that it is the responsibility of the Prime Minister of the country to deliver justice to the people.

The Congress leader said, “Your cabinet minister Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath share dais with the same minister. You are the Prime Minister of this country and it is your responsibility to deliver justice to the people of this country and also to the farmers.”

“On Friday while addressing the nation, you said that in the national and the farmers’ interests, the government has taken an unprecedented decision to repeal the three farm laws. You said that you have clear intentions towards farmers. If these are true, then giving justice to the victims of Lakhimpur Kheri should be your main responsibility,” she added.

“But if continue to share the dais with Ajay Mishra Teni, then there will be a clear message from you that you are standing with the people who are protecting the criminals. If you participate, then it will be an insult to over 700 farmers who died during the anti-farm laws protest,” said Priyanka Gandhi in her letter to PM Modi.

The Congress leader also demanded the immediate removal of Teni from the Union Cabinet.

She said, “If you care for the farmers, then do not share the dais with the MoS Home Affairs and remove him from the post immediately.”

Priyanka Gandhi also urged the PM to take back cases registered against the farmers and also provide financial assistance to the kin of the farmers who died during the farmers’ protests. (ANI)

SC appoints former Punjab and Haryana HC judge to monitor probe in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case

New Delhi [India]: The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed Rakesh Kumar Jain, former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to monitor the investigation in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case to ensure transparency, fairness, and absolute impartiality.

The apex court reconstituted the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and named three senior IPS officers, SB Shirodkar, Deepinder Singh and Padmaja Chauhan in it.
The top court is to hear the case next after the chargesheet is filed and a report is received from the retired judge,

Local farmers had blamed Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni’ and his son Ashish Mishra for the violence that left eight dead, including four farmers a local journalist and others during a farmers’ protest. They were mowed down by a vehicle that was part of the convoy of the Minister in Lakhimpur Kheri in north-central Uttar Pradesh.

The apex court was a hearing case where two lawyers had written a letter to the CJI seeking a high-level judicial inquiry into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.

The top court had also declined to hand over the probe to the CBI saying “CBI is not the solution to everything”.

It had expressed concerns about the case against the prime accused in the case relating to mowing down the farmers being diluted by clubbing the investigation with the counter-case of mob lynching.

The top court had said that the investigation in both cases must be separate and the statements of witnesses in both cases must be recorded independently.

The apex court had also observed that the pace of the investigation is not up to the expectation and said that the prima facie view it gets is that one particular accused is benefited by recording statements of witnesses in a particular manner.

As per reports 13 people, including Ashish Mishra have been arrested so far in connection with the case. Ashish Mishra had allegedly mowed down farmers with his car.

Two advocates — Shiv Kumar Tripathi and CS Panda — had sent the letter petition before CJI seeking punishment for politicians allegedly involved in the ghastly incident. The letter had stated, “Having regard to the seriousness of the killing of the farmers at district Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, it is incumbent upon this Court to intervene in the matter as flashed in the press.”

Videos were being circulated on social media where a Mahindra Thar was seen knocking down protesters from behind.

The Minister and his son deny the charges. Ashish Mishra and 20 others have been booked for murder. (ANI)

Akhilesh Yadav demands MoS Home’s resignation, Rs 2 cr ex-gratia for next of kin of victims

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Demanding the resignation of the Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said even Britishers would not have oppressed the people the way BJP-led government is oppressing the farmers.

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also demanded Rs 2 crores as ex-gratia and government jobs for the next of kin of the farmers who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
Speaking to the media person while protesting outside his residence in Lucknow, Yadav said: “Even Britishers would not have committed the kind of atrocities this government is committing against farmers. MoS Home Ajay Mishra and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya should resign.”

“Rs 2 crores and government jobs should be given to next of kin of the farmers who lost their lives in the incident,” he said.

The Samajwadi Party president has staged a sit-in protest outside his residence after police stopped him from going to Lakhimpur Kheri, where 8 people, including 4 farmers, died yesterday.

“Government does not want any political leaders to go there. What are they hiding?” he asked.

Samajwadi Party workers have gathered here as police deployed forces put up barricades at his residence at Vikramaditya Marg in Lucknow.

Earlier, Yadav demanded Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s resignation over the incident.

Several Opposition leaders from various parties including Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa are also scheduled to visit Lakhimpur Kheri today.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of MoS for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni came with three vehicles around the time that farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed down farmers and towards the end also attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly, by trying to run a vehicle over him.

However, Ashish Mishra Teni refuted SKM’s allegations and said he was not present at the spot where the incident took place.

Varun Gandhi pays tribute to farmers killed in Lakhimpuri Kheri, urges CBI probe, aid to kin

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 4 : Bharatiya Janata Party (MP) Varun Gandhi on Sunday wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident demanding strict action against culprits and suggested a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe in time bound manner in the case.
The MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit paid tribute to farmers killed in the incident and said that Rs 1 crore compensation should be given to families of victims. “The incident of brutal mowing down of farmers protesting in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3 is heart-wrenching. It has caused rage and pain among citizens in the country… The incident is unforgivable. Protesters are our citizens. If they have problems with some issues and are protesting within their democratic rights then we should keep restraint and be patient while dealing with them,” read Gandhi’s letter translated from Hindi.
“I pay my tribute to farmers killed in the incident and express condolences to their families,” it said.
Varun Gandhi requested Adityanath to “identify all suspects in the incident and take strict action against them by registering a murder case under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.”
“In this regard, it will be suitable to bring all culprits to justice by a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe in a time-bound manner,” he stated.
Several Opposition leaders from various parties including Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav are also scheduled to visit Lakhimpur Kheri today.
The District Magistrate of Lakhimpur Kheri has imposed section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), which prohibits the assembly of five or more people at a time, in the district.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni arrived with three vehicles around the time that farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed down farmers and towards the end also attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly, by trying to run a vehicle over him.
However, Ashish Mishra refuted SKM’s allegations and said he was not present at the spot where the incident took place.

“…Some unruly elements attacked our workers, killed 4-5 of them. I was in Banbirpur from 9 am till the end…I have not been at the (incident) spot for two days…It could be that they don’t like me and using politics… Allegations against me are completely baseless and I demand judicial inquiry of this matter and culprits should get punished,” he said.
As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said Uttar Pradesh police.
MoS Teni also said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants mingled with protesting farmers and pelted the stones at the car which lead to the ‘unfortunate incident’. 

Mayawati demands neutral probe

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday alleged involvement of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and demanded a judicial probe into the issue.

In a series of tweets, Mayawati alleged that BSP’s National General Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP has been placed under house arrest.
“BSP’s National General Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP SC Mishra was placed under house arrest late last night at his residence in Lucknow, which is still continuing so that the party delegation under his leadership could not go to Lakhimpur Kheri to get the correct report of the farmer’s massacre. This is very sad and shameful,” she said.

She further said, “Due to the involvement of two BJP ministers in the Kheri case of UP, proper government inquiry into this incident and justice to the victims and strict punishment to the guilty does not seem possible. Therefore, BSP demands a judicial inquiry, in the incident in which several people have died.”

As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said Uttar Pradesh police. “Four farmers and four others have died (in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident). Probe underway. It’s an unfortunate incident, should not be politicised,” Lakhimpur Kheri District Magistrate Arvind Kumar Chaurasiya told reporters.

Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) issued a statement regarding the incident claiming the death of four farmers and alleged that one of the four farmers was shot dead by Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni’s son, while the others have been allegedly run over by the vehicles of his convoy.

Meanwhile, refuting SKM’s allegations, MoS Teni said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants merged with protesting farmers and pelted the stones on the car which lead to the ‘unfortunate incident’. (ANI)

UP: BJP will form govt-Nadda

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 11: Ahead of the UP assembly elections, BJP chief J P Nadda on Saturday said the Yogi Adityanath government will get the blessings of the people and the party will form the government in the state again with a thumping majority.

Boosting preparations for the state Assembly elections, Nadda launched the booth victory campaign virtually from Delhi.
Interacting with party workers, Nadda said, “Narendra Modi, the world’s most popular leader and the successful Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath who has worked for the preservation and promotion of Uttar Pradesh’s great cultural heritage and spiritual prosperity, have transformed Uttar Pradesh with the help of the people and changed the political work culture. Hooliganism has ended and the politics of casteism, familialism, appeasement has been curbed.”

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji has always said that we have won the previous elections on the strength of our workers for Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Vikas and on this policy, we will also win the upcoming elections under the guidance of Prime Minister Modi and under the guidance of Chief Minister Adityanath. Owing to the party’s policies, development work and hard work, we will win with the dedication of our workers,” he added.

“Under the leadership of the Prime Minister, BJP created history by winning 325 seats in 2017 and in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, the people of Uttar Pradesh supported the politics of development. The enthusiasm of the workers of the BJP indicates the future of Uttar Pradesh,” he said.

BJP chief said the aim of the party is to connect the booth and youth.

“We have to connect with the party’s election campaign from booth to youth. The Yogi government has fulfilled the promises made in the 2017 elections of Uttar Pradesh. I am also happy and have faith that Yogi Adityanath’s government will get the blessings of the people. With the blessings of the people, the BJP government is sure to be formed again in Uttar Pradesh with a thumping majority,” he said.

Hitting out the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Nadda said, “Under the leadership of Modi Ji and under the leadership of Yogi Ji, Uttar Pradesh has written a new story of development in four and a half years. Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress governments are ruling in connivance. They have done good to nly one family, their family. SP BSP government combines crime, corruption, anarchy. Now the stream of development is flowing in the government of Yogi Ji, Modi Ji. The SP BSP Congress government in Uttar Pradesh was plagued by crime and corruption.”

“Casteism, familialism, appeasement politics was at its peak in the SP BSP Congress government. Now the politics of development is at its peak in the government of Yogi Ji and Modi Ji. Even in COVID SP, BSP and Congress have done politics by tweeting and holding virtual press conferences locked in a room,” he added.

Claiming that the law and order situation has improved in the Yogi government, Nadda said, “Today, the law order has improved in Uttar Pradesh. Fear is visible among the criminals. The Yogi government has seized property of the mafia. It has established a riot-free state, with zero tolerance for crime. Women are safe now. In the last 4 years, about 144 criminals were killed and 3,251 were injured in encounters.” (ANI)

UP: SC grants bail to Azam Khan

New Delhi [India]: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Khan in a forgery case.ght

The Court directed that father and son should be released on bail after the trial court concerned in Uttar Pradesh recorded Azam Khan’s statement in the case within four weeks.
Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Khan are accused of forging the latter’s age on his educational certificates for him to participate in the 2017 elections.

Khan has been lodged in Sitapur jail since February last year with more than a hundred cases registered against him. His son has also been lodged in Sitapur jail with several cases filed against him. (ANI)

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