Yogi Adityanath has become the first political leader in India to provide himself with a clean chit for the 22 year old case against him in the court. A case against him, Union minister Shiv Pratap Shukla, BJP MLA Sheetal Pandey and 10 others had been filed in the Pipiganj police station in May 27, 1995, for allegedly holding a meeting that was in violation of the law, and the orders. Another noteworthy facet of the relief given to Yogi Adityanath is that the order was given just before Uttar Pradesh Criminal Law (Composition of Offences and Abatement of Trials) (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was tabled in the state Assembly.
As pointed by Adityanath himself, at least 20 thousand “politically motivated” cases had been filed because of the protests. The actions taken by the government will put an end to all the cases till December 31, 2015.
The news has not gone over well with many people on social media, many of whom are now claiming that Adityanath is taking advantage of his own position, and even threatening the democracy of India by taking such blatant step. Others have come to his defense, saying that now that all these cases have ended, the court can concentrate on other, more serious issues instead.
The decision has indeed gone viral, and people have even started making jokes and memes about the situation. There has been no further comments by Adityanath.
The case against the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh had been filed under IPC section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), meaning that he and others had disobeyed the law and held a meeting, even though such actions had been prohibited. Whatever the reaction from people, the decision has already been made, and Adityanath was cleared of all charges as the case against him wad scrapped.
As we expected, Yogi Adityanath orders to give a clean chit to Yogi Adityanath himself.
That is what's going to happen when you take a Wrong Number Baba with multiple criminal cases and make him the chief minister of the most populated state in India.
— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) December 27, 2017
— Augustine Varkey (@logicalindianz) December 28, 2017