Ahmedabad: Relatives of convicted terrorist in Ahmedabad bombing case seen campaigning with SP leader, says CM Yogi Adityanath

Ahead of the ballot for the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the state’s Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, claimed that relatives of one of those convicted in the bombing case the serial bombing of Ahmedabad in 2008 had been seen with the leader of the Samajwadi (SP) party, Akhilesh Yadav, on the campaign trail.

Addressing a public gathering in Pilibhit, the Chief Minister said: “You can imagine…Nayi hawa hai, wahi SP hai, SP ka haath, aatankwadiyon ke saath (there is a new wave, but the SP is the same; the hands of the SP are with terrorists). This has been proven once again.”

Adityanath said an Ahmedabad court on Friday handed down the quantum of sentence for 38 terrorists in the 2008 serial blast case. “Capital punishment and life imprisonment were handed down. Among them were also UP terrorists. The family members of one of them were seen with the leader of the SP, demanding votes for the party,” he added.

Further attacking the SP, Adityanath accused during the rule of previous governments “the anndata (grain farmers) were dying by suicide and the poor were dying of hunger”.

“There was the raj of the jungle, and the criminals overpowered authority. Police stations were run by history leafters, and businesses were destroyed, young people were unemployed,” he said. he adds.

The Chief Minister assured that Pilibhit would get medical school.

Voting for the third phase of elections will take place tomorrow in 59 Assembly seats in 16 districts across the state.

The counting of votes will take place on March 10.


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