BJP MP Yogi Adityanath replies to EC's notice; says UP adminstration working under state govt

Under Election Commission's scanner for his controversial inflammatory remarks, the BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that he has sent his reply to the notice severed to him.

New Delhi: Under Election Commission's scanner for his controversial inflammatory remarks, the BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that he has sent his reply to the notice severed to him.

However, the BJP's star campaigner in Uttar Pradesh did not reveal the content of his reply to the notice.

Meanwhile, he accused the UP administration of working under the Samajwadi Party government's pressure.  

He further added that for the betterment of UP it is necessary to fight against the dictatorship and undemocratic ways of UP administration and government.

His remarks came after he was denied permission to hold a public meet in the state.

Adityanath was in Lucknow to campaign for Gopal Tandon, son of Lalji Tandon, for upcoming bypolls in the state when the district administration denied him permission.

Later, the MP's address to the public was relayed live through a mobile handset.

In his brief address, Adityanath held the ruling SP responsible for what he called 'poor' law and order, bad roads, electricity outages and plight of farmers in UP.

Attacking the state government, the BJP leader claimed that a recent report by national crime bureau indicated the poor law and order situation in UP.

He also criticised the Kanya Vidyadhan Yojna of the SP government and called it discriminatory.

The Congress, on the other hand, has demanded arrest of Adityanath for making hate speeches for Assembly bypolls in UP.

“SP supremo Mulayam Singh is correct that BJP incites communal riots in UP. However, he should take action against Yogi Adityanath,” said Congress leader Rashid Alvi.

Yesterday, Adityanath was issued a show cause notice by EC for his controversial communal remarks wherein he had said that communal riots happen in the places where a particular minority community constitute 20-40 percent of the total population.

(With Agency inputs)

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