Addressing a programme during the Rasotsav festival, Adityanath said, “Earlier, there was shortage of funds. People did not want to give money. People used to be afraid when there was talk of Ayodhya... people are scared when there is talk of Mathura."
While the Rashtra Raksha Mahayagya is scheduled to take place from March 18-25, several smaller events are being held in the run-up to the event. On Wednesday, Union Minister Rajnath Singh flagged off one such event, a “rath yatra”, from the India Gate lawns.
The bodies of her nieces — aged 23 and 22 — were found at the residence at a village in Bulandshahr’s B B Nagar area that evening. They were found in two rooms on opposite sides of the house, both bodies lying on beds and partially burnt.
Leaders also stressed on the negative repercussions of the ongoing sealing drive being conducted by the BJP-ruled MCDs on the Supreme Court’s orders. “It was communicated to the Delhi unit that the BJP can’t leave it to the government — state or Centre — to counter this."
“Volunteers of several events made comments such as ‘pagal ho, pagal hi rahoge’, ‘chinki’, etc. The kind of discrimination faced by Northeastern people is seen nowhere in the world,” a student from Manipur said on condition of anonymity
Despite repeated assurances by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel that the issue of 351 roads will be discussed, the opposition continued their protests. Goel called marshals to take Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta and BJP-SAD MLA Manjinder Sirsa out of the House
The girl’s family hails from Mathura and had been living at a local temple in Modi Nagar for around 14 years. The priest’s second child, the Class X student had been reprimanded a day before she went missing, said the police as well as her neighbours.
"They beat us black and blue. Haiwaniyat ki saari hadh paar kar di (they crossed all limits of barbarism),” says the husband, who works as a daily-wage labourer and earns around Rs 100 on the days he gets work.