Anti-incumbency in UP, Yogi Adityanath govt will not retain power: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel

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Ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said there is an anti-incumbency wave in the state and added that the Yogi Adityanath-led government will not retain power.

New Delhi: Ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said there is an anti-incumbency wave in the state and asserted that the Yogi Adityanath-led government will not retain power.

On his recent visit to Uttar Pradesh, Baghel said, “There is an anti-incumbency wave in the state. From farmers, youth, scheduled community to traders, everyone is angry with the Chief Minister… Yogi government will not be in power.”

Earlier, Baghel slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for preventing opposition leaders from visiting Lakhimpur Kheri.

Addressing a ‘Kisan Nyay’ rally at a ground in Rohaniya area in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, Baghel said, “I used to think saints are not afraid of anything but Yogi Adityanath is a coward. He is a coward because he called Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Ko… visited Lakhimpur Kheri. I was stopped at Lucknow airport. I told her that I had gone there to meet Priyanka Gandhi, but still didn’t let me out of the airport. But we never stopped Yogi ji. .

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, MP Deepender Singh Hooda and other party leaders were present in the rally along with the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.

On 5 October, Baghel claimed that he was not allowed to leave the Lucknow airport, where he had come to meet Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, while the latter was detained at the PAC premises in Sitapur. had gone.

Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on October 3. Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra was arrested after 12 hours of questioning by the Crime Branch of the North. State Police in connection with the matter. Two accused, identified as Lavkush and Ashish Pandey, were also arrested earlier in connection with the incident.

First published:October 11, 2021, 6:15 pm

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