"I have started working hard to create a film city in Gorakhpur so that youths who want to make their career in film-making or acting can do so in their home state. It will create immense employment opportunities," Ravi Kishan told PTI.
Ram Bhuwal Nishad will be the nominee from Gorakhpur, a Samajwadi Party release said. Ram Bhuwal Nishad had been two-time MLA from Kaudiram assembly seat, now Gorakhpur rural, and had also been the fisheries minister during BSP chief Mayawati's government in 2007.
Khan was arrested in September last year in connection with the death of over 60 children at BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur allegedly due to lack of oxygen cylinders. He was released on bail in April this year.
The powerful peeth, which between Yogi and his guru Avaidyanath has controlled the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat since 1989, has distanced itself from the loss. With no one from the peeth contesting this time, its officials insist they had little to do with the election.
A young man said, “What more could Maharaj have done? All that was left was to pour his heart out. But the fact remains that this election was not contested in his style. Had it been the case, we would have again won by huge margin.”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attributed it to “over confidence and inability to understand” the opponents’ strategies. A section of BJP leaders, however, said the party has to “seriously look into its style of functioning”
As many as 60 children died in a hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur in the past five days. Infections and a possible cut in oxygen supply is being regarded as the reason behind the deaths. The state government has ordered a magisterial level inquiry into the matter.
FORTY-TWO children died over two days until Tuesday at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College and Hospital’s neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) and paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Top officials at the hospital said seven children were suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). The others, the official said, died of other diseases. The news coincided with former […]