Nature has way of settling scores, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Atiq Ahmad’s turf | Allahabad News – Times of India

PRAYAGRAJ: Addressing a poll meeting in the Allahabad West constituency, which was once dominated by the deceased gangster-politician Atiq Ahmad, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday implied that nature was a potent equalizer that ensured justice.
He expressed his concern that Prayagraj, a place where people seek justice from oppression and wrongdoing, had become a hub of injustice and oppression in the past.
“Some people had turned Prayagraj, where people suffering from injustice and atrocities come with a desire for justice, into a land of injustice and atrocities,” Adityanath said addressing the meeting in the former Samajwadi Party MLA’s constituency.
“But this nature doesn’t commit an atrocity on anyone, nor does it accept an atrocity. It settles scores for everyone,” he said, without naming anyone.
On April 15, Ahmad and his brother Ashraf were fatally shot by three men who disguised themselves as media personnel while the police were escorting them to a hospital in Prayagraj for a medical examination. Ahmad was one of the accused in the murder of Umesh Pal, a crucial witness in the 2005 killing of BSP MLA Raju Pal.
Umesh Pal was gunned down in broad daylight along with his two security guards outside his home in the Dhoomanganj area of Prayagraj on February 24, which had raised serious concerns about the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. In response, Adityanath had promised in the assembly to eradicate the mafia in the state.
Later, at his public meetings, he has stressed on the “improvement” in law and order during the term of the BJP government in the state.
On Tuesday, the last day of campaigning for the first phase of urban local body polls to be held on May 4, the chief minister said, “It’s the same Uttar Pradesh where festivals were celebrated in the shadow of fear and terror. But today festivals bring prosperity. Today there is no curfew, no riots in the state.”
“Today, there is no terror of eve teasers in cities. Today, our cities are becoming safe cities. Girls can go to school safely, businessmen can do business. Today, the youth do not have ‘tamancha’ (country-made pistols) in their hands, they have tablets,” he said.
He said those who used to grab properties of the poor and extorted money from traders have been forced to surrender to the law. “Today, the state traders welfare board is giving a security insurance of Rs 10 lakh to traders.”
Adityanath said his government has focused on empowerment of people rather than appeasement. “Everyone has developed in our government,” he said.
“Today, Uttar Pradesh is moving beyond the dynasty-based and casteist-minded parties with a thought of nationalism. UP is scaling new heights of development now.”
The chief minister was campaigning for BJP mayoral candidate Umesh Chandra Ganesh Kesarwani at the Leaders Press Ground.
Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh, Industrial Development Minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi, Allahabad Lok Sabha MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Phulpur MP Keshari Devi Patel, Kaushambi MP Vinod Sonkar, outgoing mayor Abhilasha Gupta Nandi and several MLAs were present during the election meeting.
Prayagraj Municipal Corporation polls will be held in the first phase. The second phase of the urban local body polls will be held on May 11 and the counting of votes will be done on May 13.Watch UP CM Adityanath on slain gangster Atiq Ahmad’s turf: ‘Nature doesn’t commit atrocity on anyone, nor does it accept atrocity’

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