Election overview: UP was hotbed of terrorism under SP, BSP, says Shah; Kejriwal calls PM Modi’s bicycle remark an attack on the poor | India News


NEW DELHI: The campaign for the fourth round of Uttar Pradesh polls continued in full swing a day after Punjab and several districts of Uttar Pradesh cast ballots.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah claimed that Uttar Pradesh under SP and BSP rule was a “hotbed of terrorism”, while applauding Yogi Adityanath’s dispensation for eliminating the mafia and prevented riots for the past five years.
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal meanwhile slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks equating “cycling” with “terrorism” as an attack on the poor.
Here is a brief overview of Monday’s political developments:
Uttar Pradesh
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Uttar Pradesh under SP and BSP rule was a “hotbed of terrorism”, while applauding Yogi Aditynath’s dispensation for eliminating the mafia and prevented riots for the past five years.
Addressing an election rally in Barabanki, he said: “Under the rule of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Uttar Pradesh was known as the hotbed of terrorism. The state was known as the center of riots and the corridor for the mafia throughout the country.
“During the five years of the BJP government, there has been no terrorism, riots and the mafia is not seen either,” he said.
Further escalating his attack, the minister said, “In the reign of the SP, the administration of the Nizam prevailed. The NIZM of Akhilesh ‘Babu’ stands for — N for Naseemuddin, I for Imran Masood, Z for Azam Khan and M stands for Mukhtar Ansari.
“Today, under the Yogi government, the ‘bahubali’ (muscleman) is in jail. If the PS government comes back (to power), even by mistake, the ‘bahubali’ will be released on bail,” he said. declared.
Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav has slammed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for calling the prime minister on his election campaign and coined a new acronym for PM – Packers and Movers – to claim people have understood its meaning. Hitting the BJP, Yadav also claimed that there was 440 volts against the ruling party in the audience.
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks equating ‘cycling’ with ‘terrorism’ as an attack on the poor, and said his party will go with the anti-BJP camp in the event assembly suspended in Uttar Pradesh. Addressing his first campaign rally in the capital Lucknow after the start of the assembly ballot process in Uttar Pradesh, Kejriwal said: “Yesterday I heard the prime minister coming (to the state) and to say that everyone who rode a bicycle in the country was a terrorist. This is a ‘chhot’ (attack) against all the poor who ride bicycles”.
Manipur:
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has mocked his ally the People’s National Party, saying no one in India knows about it and voting for his candidates in the Manipur elections would be in vain as the party has “no value”.
Sarma, who is the organizer of the anti-Congress alliance led by the BJP – the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), of which the NPP is a part, said that the ministers of the NPP had been chosen before in the Manipur government because of the BJP.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Monday the party would protect Manipur’s history, culture and language which “the BJP and the RSS have undermined”.
Uttarakhand:
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat claimed on Monday that his Congress party would win 45 to 48 seats in Assembly polls this time around due to a strong anti-incumbent wave. Election to the 70-member Uttarakhand assembly took place on February 14 and the results are due to be announced on March 10.
“If we compare the Assembly polls of 2002 with the Assembly polls of 2022, we are in a better position this time. In 2002, we won the polls thanks to our positivity while the ruling opposition against the BJP government at the time was not as strong as this time,” Rawat said.
“Compared to 2002, there is more positivity in Congress in 2022, as is the opposition to the BJP, so we are confident of winning 45-48 seats and forming the government,” he said.
GB:
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has condemned the murder of a 26-year-old Bajrang Dal activist in Karnataka as barbaric and claimed he was targeted for supporting the campaign against wearing the hijab in the educational institutions in the neighboring state.
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