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Yogi Adityanath Government celebrated first Birthday, ministers are angry with bypoll performance

Yogi Adityanath Government celebrated first Birthday, ministers are angry with bypoll performance
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh completed a year today, an alliance partner of UP Government has given it a poor evaluation and has gone public with his view that there are some grave problems. UP cabinet minister Om Prakash Rajbhar, also warned the Yogi Adityanath that the ruling BJP would lose elections if they don’t shape up. Mr Rajbhar also concluded his stinging comments against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the ruling BJP,”Celebrating and talking about building temples in Kashi and Mathura mean nothing. If speaking the truth is revolt then I am revolting,”. Mr Rajbhar, who is leading the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party, is the second ally to openly criticise the BJP just after Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who has advised the party to draw lessons from its UP by-poll defeat and mend its image among certain sections of the Society.

After Mr Rajbhar’s comments appeared in the media, state parliamentary affairs Minister Suresh Khanna spent 30 minutes to soothe him but could not get him to join the celebrations in the state government headquarters. Mr Rajbhar addressing the media by saying this we allied with BJP because we hoped that BJP would work for the poor, work for the unemployed youth, work for the women’s safety, but nothing of them is happening in Uttar Pradesh. What is the use of celebrating one year of this government? The Yogi Government came to power with promises of stopping corruption, and they are not taking any step for this. If they do not consider my point seriously, I will not be going to vote in favour of BJP Candidates in the Upcoming Rajya Sabha election. He also warned that governments lose power whenever the backward and the poor are discriminated against.

The BJP came in the power of the state exactly a year ago 2017. The BJP and its allies registered a landslide victory for oppositions by winning 325 seats in the 403-member Assembly. The Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance neglected by the UP Public and stop the saffron wave in the state. Former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s SP was diminished to just 50 seats. After the election victory, in a surprising move, the BJP appointed his firebrand and Hindutva leader Yogi Adityanath as the CM of the state. However, the journey of Adityanath was not all roses but had thorns too. His government came after the scanner when more than 70 children had died in a state hospital allegedly due to encephalitis though Adityanath denied the cause. Stunning the BJP, both the seats were snatched by the Samajwadi Party (SP), which was supported by Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). Both the seats were the bastions of Adityanath and deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.


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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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