Yogi Adityanath lashes out at Anupam Kher, describing him as a “real-life monster.”The reaction comes only a few days after Anupam Kher suggested that “those like Yogi Adityanath and Sadhvi Prachi who “talk gibberish” should be “thrown out” of the BJP and “placed behind jail.”
Yogi Adityanath, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), today slammed Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, calling him a “real life monster” for stating that Adityanath and Hindutva activist Sadhvi Prachi “should be expelled out of the BJP.”
“I want to express my gratitude to Anupam Kher for what he has stated,” he said. In addition, Yogi said, “I don’t want to say anything further about his comments made in Kolkata.” During the Telegraph Annual Debate, Anupam Kher said that “there are those members in the party (BJP) who spew gibberish, who misbehave, whether it is Sadhvi or Yogi…
Kher said that they should be imprisoned and expelled from the party (…Hain kuch log aise party mein jo bakwas karte hain, chahe wo Sadhvi hon ya Yogi ho, unko andar kar dena chahiye aur unko nikal dena chahiye), among other things.
Last year, the legendary actor spoke out in support of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan when Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath made some disparaging statements about the ‘king of romance’.
Kher expressed regret over a statement made by BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Shah Rukh Khan, saying that the remark was terrible.
“Yogi Adityanath’s comment is regrettable and cheap.” says the author. “He’s the BJP’s Digvijaya Singh,” he said of him.
Kher’s comments came after Adityanath attacked the Bollywood actor and linked him to the leader of the Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Saeed, in a speech.
Yogi Adityanath is sworn in as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh; Maurya and Pathak will serve as deputy chief ministers.
Yogi Adityanath took the oath of office as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the second time on Friday in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior BJP leaders.
Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak were also sworn in as deputy chief ministers, joining the ranks of their predecessors.
In a ceremony attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and BJP national president J P Nadda, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath to Adityanath on behalf of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
On Thursday, Adityanath was overwhelmingly chosen as the BJP’s legislative party leader in Uttar Pradesh, after which he declared his intention to seek the formation of a government.
The swearing-in event took place in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 50,000 people and is located in New Delhi.
In the recently ended Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the BJP-led coalition won 273 of the 403 seats up for grabs. While the BJP won 255 seats, its partners, the Nishad Party and the Apna Dal (S), won 18 seats each in the election.
The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrived in Mumbai to investigate the Gorakhnath temple case.
Ahmed Murtuza Abbasi, an IIT graduate, was sentenced to 14 days in judicial custody for attacking two PAC constables with a sharp-edged weapon at the Gorakhnath temple, whose head priest is Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The court also ordered police to hold the accused for one week while they investigate the incident.
Several smartphone videos show Murtaza Abbasi, 29, swinging a sickle outside the Gorakhnath temple and fighting police officials who attempted to stop him. Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, visited the wounded police personnel in the hospital and visited the crime scene.
Uttar Pradesh police have accused Murtaza with trying to kill and inciting religious enmity, according to their findings. The event was labelled as a terror attack by the police, who also said that their investigation will concentrate on the potential of a larger plot.
On Sunday, a video of the assault outside the temple’s entrance in Gorakhpur went viral on social media, with many people sharing it. They were at the main gate when Abbasi, who was holding a bag, got into a skirmish with them.
They were members of the 20th Battalion of the Pakistan Army Corps (PAC). He assaulted and wounded the jawans when he suddenly pulled a sharp weapon wrapped in a cloth from his backpack, according to spectators and other members of the security forces.
Abbasi’s family has alleged that he is mentally disturbed, and based on the hatred directed against Muslims, it seems that the man was carrying a knife in his possession. When he saw police officers approaching him, he assumed they were planning to frame him.
Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi, the accused, is also suspected of having been inspired by Zakir Naik. The accused’s laptop proved that he was ‘inspired by Zakir Naik’s beliefs, according to the evidence. Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrived in Mumbai to conduct an investigation into the Gorakhnath temple bombing.