The previous government had claimed that the expressway was constructed in record time and the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav often peppered his election speeches with the mention of his dream project.
In Gorakhpur, there is no getting away from the Peethadhishwar, his temple trust, its various institutions and hospitals, and his chair. But as Adityanath proceeds to Lucknow as CM, he also carries from here a long list of cases, clashes, and a tainted private army.
I believe that internal rift within Samajwadi Party played a major role. There were a large number of leaders who were given ticket by one leader and then their names was cancelled by another Ajai Kumar, Congress MLA.
While Akhilesh and BSP chief Mayawati tried to target Prime Minister on “demonetisation”, Modi chose to target Akhilesh on absconding minister Gayatri Prajapati who had been booked in a gang-rape case.
In his letter to the CM, the Governor wrote that even the Union Home Ministry had not only issued a look-out notice for Prajapati but also impounded his passport, suspecting that he might abscond to another country.