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Former aide of Adityanath joins SP; Akhilesh says BJP's days are numbered

Former chief of Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) Sunil Singh was inducted into the SP in the presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. Welcoming Singh and others to the SP fold, Akhilesh Yadav said, "The days of the Adityanath government are numbered and the countdown has already begun."

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  • Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also promised a sum of Rs 5 lakh to families of all those who died in the protests in UP that erupted since December 19 and have claimed 19 lives since. The 28-year old had died of a fire shot during the protests when he had stepped out to get medicines for his pregnant wife. He had not been a part of the protests.

    Akhilesh Yadav, who visited the residence of Mohammad Wakil killed during an anti-CAA protest in the state capital, said, "He was not involved in the agitation. The government should probe as to whose bullet hit him. They (police) have post-mortem report now."

    Rape accusations against saffron-robed former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand and a life sentence for expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for the 2017 rape of a minor in Unnao brought the law and order situation in the state into sharp focus. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party swept Uttar Pradesh again in the Lok Sabha elections.

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    Short on organisational strength and reach in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress party under Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is adopting shock-and-awe tactics to steal the march over the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party in taking on the Yogi government.

    ADG (Kanpur) Prem Prakash said RAF has been called out along with 'Vajr' vehicles to control the situation. Samajwadi Party MLA Amitabh Bajpai and former MLA and SP leader Kamlesh Tewari have been arrested as a precautionary measure and their vehicles have also been seized.

    A case has been lodged against Burq, former SP district unit president and hundreds of unnamed people for defying the prohibitory orders and holding the meeting here on Thursday, Prasad said.

    A BJP spokesperson confirmed Gurjar's protest in the assembly and said senior leaders of the party, including Suresh Khanna, parliamentary affairs minister has been trying to resolve his woes through discussions.

    Loans of Rs 11,675 crore will be waived in this phase, after the first phase saw waiver of farm loans of Rs 7,154 crore, in accordance with the promise made by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the run-up to the election. Around 1.2 million farmers will benefit in the second phase of farm loan waiver in the state.

    Allowing Kazim Khan's election petition, the bench ruled that Abdullah Azam Khan was not qualified to contest the election of the legislative assembly as he had not yet turned 25 when he the filled nomination paper for the assembly election in 2017.

    The SP and the BSP came out openly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Wednesday, describing it as a "historical mistake" and "divisive" respectively.

    Justice Manoj Gupta passed the order on an election petition filed by Tej Bahadur Yadav, a dismissed CRPF constable who was declared by the Samajwadi Party as its Varanasi candidate in the last Lok Sabha elections.

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