Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday warned BJP leaders and workers that in the run-up to next year’s Assembly elections they would have to be cautious not just about that the issues that have to be raised but also face the Opposition’s attempts to divert attention from the administration’s successes.
At the party’s state executive committee meeting, Adityanath claimed that the Opposition would try to spread negativity but BJP workers would have to inform the public about the efforts of both the Centre and the state government during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are standing on the verge of the 2022 Assembly elections. Thus, selection of issues and attempts of Opposition to misguide will go on simultaneously,” said the chief minister.
Backing his government’s decision to enact an anti-conversion law, Adityanath claimed that recent incidents of people changing their identities, and using children with disabilities to spread “jihadi unmad [jihadi frenzy]” had proven that his administration’s apprehensions were correct.
The chief minister lashed out at his predecessor and Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav, saying a responsible leader was questioning the security agencies that are “exposing the attempts of terrorists”. Adityanath alleged that soon after the SP came to power in 2012 it cleared the charges against the accused in the 2008 CRPF camp attack, the 2005 Ram Janmabhoomi attack, and those involved in the court blasts…