Two Congress workers booked for putting up posters on U.P. CM’s “criminal record”
The Uttar Pradesh police have booked two Congress workers for allegedly putting up posters displaying the “criminal records” of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya and several other BJP leaders at different places in Lucknow. The two were identified as Sudhanshu Bajpai and Lalu Kanaujia. Mr. Bajpai’s friends said the police had picked him up from his house late on Saturday.
…The posters refer to the BJP leaders as ‘rioters’ and ask when they would pay damages, in an apparent response to the hoardings put up by the State government displaying personal details of those accused of vandalism during the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act last December. “Janta Mange Jawaab: In Dangaiyo se vasooli kab” (The public want to know: when will these rioters pay for the damages?) read the headline of the poster.
The posters also feature BJP leaders and the accused in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots MLA Sangeet Som, MP Sanjeev Balyan, MLA Umesh Malik and UP Minister Suresh Rana apart from Gorakhpur MLA Radha Mohan Das Agarwal.…
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