While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is busy implementing the ‘Yogya model’ to give the state a facelift, the opposition seems to have taken the communal route to fight the upcoming state assembly elections.
AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi kickstarting his campaign for Uttar Pradesh 2022 state elections from Ayodhya claimed that the “Muslims of UP will win.”
“We will fight the elections and win. The Muslims of Uttar Pradesh will win,” announced Owaisi.
We will fight the elections and win. The muslims of Uttar Pradesh will win: AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi in Lucknow ahead of 2022 UP elections pic.twitter.com/thFhkkSraP— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 7, 2021
The Muslim leader also hosted a ‘vanchit-shoshit samaj’ (deprived and victimized communities) conference on Tuesday to blow the political bugle.
Our objective is to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh: AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi in Lucknow pic.twitter.com/yMKEgn6BKM— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 7, 2021
In what appears like a bid to communalize the elections further, AIMIM deliberately referred to the Ayodhya district as Faizabad (former name of the district) in posters planted and circulated on social media irking the seer community. The UP government had renamed Faizabad division as Ayodhya in November 2018.
After the name was masked on a few posters, the UP police asked the Islamic party to take down the posters following an outrage.
The priest of Hanuman Garhi temple at Ayodhya, Mahanth Raju Das, informing that the seers will not allow Owaisi to visit Ayodhya asserted, “Ayodhya should not be called Faizabad The district’s new name ‘Ayodhya’ is registered in government records.”
However, AIMIM’s district president Shahnawaz Siddiqui claimed that both the names were mentioned on the poster. It doesn’t matter what name we write, this is not the subject to make an issue,” Siddiqui scoffed.
Whereas, AIMIM state unit president Shaukat Ali feels that the saffron brigade is simply fretting at AIMIM’s presence and envious seeing its ‘increasing support base.’
Mayawati promises ‘security’ to Brahmin voters
In a bid to consolidate the ‘upper-caste’ votes, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday while attending the Prabudh Sammelan promised ‘security’ to the Brahmins.
I assure Brahmin community that if we come to power in the next elections, we will ensure their security: BSP chief Mayawati— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 7, 2021
We should join more people from Brahmin community with us for the upcoming elections to form government with majority, similar to 2007, she adds
She claimed that the Brahmins or upper-caste Hindus were in a better condition during BSP’s rule in the state.
Brahmins have agreed that under BSP’s rule, people from Brahmin community were in better condition as compared to under BJP’s rule: BSP chief Mayawati pic.twitter.com/AYHyDgCnxm— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 7, 2021
Mayawati expressing the will to right a wrong claimed that her only focus if brought to power will be ‘development’. “Now, I will focus only on the development of Uttar Pradesh and not on building parks and smaraks in the state,” she pledged.
Meanwhile, the Yogi Adityanath government apart from the developmental projects is also focused on containing the coronavirus and accelerating the vaccination drive.
CM Adityanath took to Twitter on Monday to announce that the state has crossed the 8 crore mark in Covid vaccine jabs. “More than 8 crore 36 thousand doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in UP,” announced the CM in his Tweet encouraging people to keep the ‘Teeka Jeet Ka’ campaign going.
उ.प्र. में कोविड टीके की कुल 8 करोड़ 36 हजार से अधिक डोज लग चुकी हैं।— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) September 6, 2021
यह उपलब्धि आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री जी के मार्गदर्शन, ‘नए भारत के नए उत्तर प्रदेश’ की सामर्थ्य व स्वास्थ्यकर्मियों के अथक परिश्रम को समर्पित है।
पात्र नागरिक ‘टीका जीत का’ अवश्य लगवाएं और इस महाभियान को सफल बनाएं।
More than 6.5 crore people have received their first dose of the vaccine while over a crore in the state of Uttar Pradesh are now fully vaccinated.
The most populous state in India is set to go to polls next year. The high stakes election is believed to set the tone for the 2024 general election and it seems no party want to leave any stone unturned to create a dent.