Lucknow: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will undertake a statewide “Bhajpa Bhagao, Bhagwan Bachao Yatra” from January 12, party leader Sanjay Singh announced in the state capital on Wednesday.
Interacting with media persons here, the Rajya Sabha member said the Yatra will start from Ayodhya.
This Yatra, he added, would be conducted to expose the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), especially in the light of the hundreds of Shivlingas, which were allegedly found lying under the rubble of demolished structures to pave way for Kashi Vishwanath corridor — a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his parliamentary constituency.
Leaders of the Apna Dal, an ally of the BJP, will also be participating in the Yatra, Singh said.
AAP to undertake ‘Bhajpa Bhagao, Bhagwan Bachao Yatra’ in UP from Jan 12:
Calling the pro-Hindutava posturing of the BJP as fake, the Rajya Sabha member said the district administration had served notices to 176 temples in Varanasi, adding as to how the party that vowed to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya was now demolishing ancient temples in name of development.
Singh also slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in the state for “failing law and order in the state” and demanded that a CBI probe be ordered into the burning alive of a Dalit minor girl in Agra recently.
He said that on Thursday, the AAP would demonstrate at all district headquarters against the state’s BJP government. Singh also criticised the BJP government and its leaders for trying to give a “caste certificate” to the monkey Hindu god, Lord Hanuman.
Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.
The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.
According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.
The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.
Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.
A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.
The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.
There were no CCTV cameras in the area.