BJP released a list of 107 candidates for the upcoming state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Yogi Adityanath will contest from Gorakhpur Urban and Keshav Prasad Maurya from Sirathu in Prayagraj. Check the full list of candidates here.
The party is likely to announce its first list of candidates in the next few days, the sources said.
Taking a dig at Yadav’s frequent visit to temples, Maurya said those who fired bullets at ‘kar sevaks’ and lathi-charged ‘kanwariyas’ have suddenly started remembering Ram.
Lakhimpur Kheri violence: The incident occurred on October 3 last year, when farmers were protesting the visit of Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya to MoS Home Ajay Mishra's native place. In the incident eight people lost their lives.
Lakhmipur Kheri violence: Four protesting farmers were run over by a vehicle, while a journalist was also killed in the incident. Ashish Mishra son of Union minister of state for Home Ajay Misra was arrested in the case.
The BJP had won 312 seats with almost 40 per cent vote share in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the face of the BJP for decades, and was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to have served a full term in office.
Lakhimpur Kheri: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has sought for adjournment of the business of the House and demanded discussion on the Special Investigation Team's (SIT) report in the incident.
The farmer leaders have said that the protests will continue, until the time, government makes a law on minimum support price (MSP) and removes Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra.
Eight people were killed in the incident, after UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya had visited Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.
The Uttar Pradesh Court has deferred hearing on bail plea of the accused—Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish till November 15, and two others in the case.
The FIR lodged on the basis of a complaint by Sumit Jaiswal, who claimed to have been among the BJP workers going to welcome Uttar Pradesh's Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya for a wrestling event.
The farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said those whose killed BJP workers in Lakhimpur Kheri reacted only to vehicle running over protestors.
Post the violent clashes between farmers and BJP workers in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri, farmers' umbrella organization Sanyukt Kisan Morcha demanded arrest of Union minister's son, Ashish Mishra "Monu" and several others.
SP leader and MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq had said Taliban wanted to free their country and it was their internal matter.
The Ram temple movement in the past had assumed such a shape that virtually the entire country was linked to it, Maurya said, adding that it is wrong to see the issue through the Hindu-Muslim prism.
'The police have levelled baseless allegations on Sadaf and put her in jail,' Priyanka Gandhi said.
Keshav Prasad Maurya said that it seemed by Priyanka Gandhi's behaviour that the party has become a 'danga karao party' and it cannot tolerate the peaceful atmosphere and development in Uttar Pradesh.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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