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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath is the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Known for his staunch Hindutva ideology, Adityanath was chosen to lead the BJP government after the party registered a massive victory in the assembly elections. The 43-year-old was the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha at 26. Controversial throughout his political career, he has been linked to the 2007 communal violence in Uttar Pradesh.


Mirzapur PWD tells junior engineers to ‘catch stray animals’ during Adityanath visit, cancels order after protests

January 29, 2020 10:04 am

Sources said a protest was lodged by some of the Junior Engineers pointing out that they were not trained for such a task and if any untoward incident happens, they would not be responsible for it.

Has Yogi Adityanath revealed BJP’s real feelings about Muslims?

January 29, 2020 9:25 am

Whilst the government sends ministers to the Valley to reach out to Kashmiris, Adityanath, single-handedly, is taunting and ridiculing Muslims in Uttar Pradesh. Yet Amit Shah and Narendra Modi are silent.

Yogi Adityanath flags off Ganga Yatra, takes dig at Kejriwal govt

January 28, 2020 3:12 am

Adityanath said that those who considers the river Ganga as their mother should do their duty towards her.

Congress moves NHRC, seeks probe over police ‘brutality’ on CAA protesters in UP

January 28, 2020 2:18 am

Led by former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress delegation also comprised party’s senior leaders Abhishek Singhvi, P L Punia and Salman Khurshid.

UP Diwas: Foundation stone laid for 18 Atal Residential Schools

January 25, 2020 5:36 am

Referring to Uttar Pradesh as the state where the “most holy river in the world,” the Ganga, flows and the state which gave the country the most number of Prime Ministers, Adityanath said that in 70 years of history, no one bothered to look into the glorious past of the state.

Ganga cleaner now, not a single drop of sewage flowing into it: Yogi Adityanath

January 24, 2020 4:51 am

He said 14 crore liters of sewage was discharged into the river through Sisamau drain in Kanpur for the past 128 years but it has now stopped due to the Namami Gange Project.

Yogi speaking language of dictators: Opposition in UP

January 24, 2020 4:50 am

At a rally in Kanpur on Wednesday, Adityanath had said,”If anyone raises the slogan of azadi (freedom) like in Kashmir, then it would be considered an act of treason, and the government will take very strict action accordingly.”

UP govt will deal with anti-CAA protesters in its own style: CM Yogi Adityanath

January 23, 2020 10:28 pm

"Everyone has the right to protest and put forward their point of view but no one has the liberty to indulge in anti-national activities in its pretext," Adityanath said during a BJP rally in support of CAA in Agra.

Chanting azadi act of treason, will take strict action, warns UP CM Yogi Adityanath

January 23, 2020 11:52 am

Criticising the ongoing protests further, he said it is 'shameful' that men sit in the comfort of their homes and send women and children out on the streets to agitate.

VHP Marga Darshak Mandal Meeting: ‘Build Ram temple from Ram Bhakts’ money, not govt funds’

January 21, 2020 8:51 am

They also expressed hope that the construction of the temple would start by “Navratra” this year


Modi in Varanasi for thanksgiving visit, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple

May 28, 2019 7:23 am

Flanked by BJP president Amit Shah and Adityanath, Modi entered the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and paid obeisance to the deity as priests recited Sanskrit 'shlokas' in the sanctum sanctorum.

Akhilesh Yadav goes cycling near Gomti, takes pot shots at Yogi government

June 04, 2018 7:07 pm

Taking pot shots at the Yogi Adityanath government, Akhilesh Yadav expressed hope that now that his official residence is vacated, the state BJP government would do something meaningful for the people.

Yogi Adityanath visits Taj Mahal, participates in cleanliness drive

October 27, 2017 9:40 am

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday paid a visit to the world famous symbol of love, the Taj Mahal, in Agra city. He also participated in a cleanliness drive near the Mughal-era monument.

Yogi Adityanath hosts grand Diwali in Ayodhya

October 19, 2017 12:23 pm

Yogi Adityanath said, "Good governance — or “Ram Rajya” — will return to Ayodhya, which was neglected by successive state governments."

President Ram Nath Kovind launches 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign in Kanpur

September 15, 2017 10:03 pm

Kovind said every person in the society was “rashtra nirmata” and invited NCC cadet Manish Dwivedi, who belongs to Kanpur, to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet him.

Lucknow Metro makes maiden run, phase 1 has 8-km corridor: See pics

September 05, 2017 2:52 pm

The first phase of the Lucknow Metro line from Transport Nagar to Charbagh was inaugurated on Tuesday in the presence of UP Governor Ram Naik, CM Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.


BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s emotive appeals turn a damp squib | DECISION 2018

December 13, 2018 3:06 pm

Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.

Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

December 06, 2018 1:52 pm

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

BJP vs Congress in Chhattisgarh: Classic election season political talk

November 14, 2018 5:07 pm

With Chhattisgarh in the middle of its two-phase election, let’s look at what BJP and Congress are saying. And, of course, there are promises too. No surprises there.

Senior BJP leaders remember Ananth Kumar as a leader

November 12, 2018 6:22 pm

Union minister Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer for some time now. Senior BJP leaders paid their tributes to the leader.

PM Modi turns 68, embarks on two-day visit to Varanasi

September 17, 2018 3:31 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 68 today. He will embark on a two-day visit to Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency from where he won the election in 2014. Here's his plan for the day.

Why the Gorakhpur bypoll result is an important one for the BJP

March 16, 2018 12:18 pm

This by-election result in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency is very important for the BJP, chief minister Adityanath and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi.