Karnataka elections: Law and order is at its worst in state, says Yogi Adityanath

"Law and order is at its worst in Karnataka. Our slogan is 'Vikas' and we will continue with this even there," Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 14, 2018 5:11 pm
yogi adityanath Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said BJP will fight the elections on development plank. (File Photo)

As the political battle in poll-bound Karnataka heats up, there seems to be no let up in the verbal duel between BJP and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. A day after Siddaramaiah said that the BJP was raising irrelevant issues in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reiterated that law and order were at its worst in Karnataka.

The UP CM made no secret of the fact that the BJP would be contesting the upcoming Karnataka elections on its development plank, which apparently worked wonders for it in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls. “Law and order is at its worst in Karnataka. Our slogan is ‘Vikas’ and we will continue with this even there,” ANI quoted Adityanath as saying.

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However, this is not the first time that the two CMs have engaged in a face-off. Over the last week, they have boasted about the wonders of development in their own states and the lack of it in the other. The Congress party in Karnataka has referred to the poor track record for law and order in UP, while Yogi has claimed to have brought things under control. He has alleged that the law and order situation was deteriorating in Karnataka, citing the spate of killings of Hindutva activists. “People will definitely give a befitting reply to the kind of governance being seen there,” Adityanath said on Sunday.

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The UP CM’s remarks came after Siddaramaiah on Saturday described the upcoming polls in the state as a battle between two ideologies – communalism and secularism. “The BJP has no issues. They are raising irrelevant issues, Yogi Adityanath is also raising the same issue. Amit Shah is also raising the same issue, and Narendra Modi may also raise the same issue because they have no issues there,” he said.

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  1. Fahad Quraishi
    Jan 15, 2018 at 1:18 am
    OMG! the worst law and order situation is in UP Mr. Yogi and the credit goes to racist people who voted you but not " THE DEMOCRACY " Good days will come, one fine day.... Lets hope for the good thing to happen in the future.............
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    1. Genaro Lobo
      Jan 15, 2018 at 12:13 am
      Look who’s talking? Is he the same person who is the current CM of UP??
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      1. blackpower 666
        Jan 14, 2018 at 11:57 pm
        Yama Yogi commenting on law and order is like Hitler commenting on nonviolence
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        1. prem raj
          Jan 14, 2018 at 11:40 pm
          Comedy fellow
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          1. Anmol
            Jan 14, 2018 at 10:27 pm
            Ha Ha Ha Ha..... I cannot stop laughing...... Yogi commenting about law and order situation in Karnataka. Yogi is unable to handle law order situation in UP and has the audacity to comment about Karnataka, which is relatively peaceful state. I have close connection to both these states, worked and lived in both these places. I must say, there can't be anything more hilarious and nonsensical. This guy cannot arrange oxygen for kids in government hospital and 100s of kid died a span of week. Shame on him.
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