Controversial parliamentarian and hardcore Hindutva activist Yogi Adityanath has been included in the list of star campaigners of BJP for UP by-polls, thus indicating the tone on which the party wants to fight elections this time.
He took on the ruling Samajwadi Party saying, “We will campaign in UP…False cases have been registered against Hindus, they’re being sent to jail, insulted. The SP is responsible for this.”
Adityanath is a Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur. The 42-year-old had been in the middle of the country’s political storm when a video showed him saying to his followers to convert hundred Muslim girls in retaliation of one converted Hindu girl.
BJP’s Shahnawaz Hussain refused the allegations of polarizing by-elections with this move, said today, “Adityanath is an experienced, trustworthy leader. The BJP has never been associated with communalism nor will it be. These are only false accusations”.
The by-polls for 11 assembly seats are scheduled forSeptember 13.