About 80 Congress workers have been arrested while holding a public meeting ahead of a march they had planned in support of the student who has accused BJP's former Union minister Chinmayanand of rape.
Assuring the triple talaq victims that their grievances will be redressed, CM Yogi Adityanath, in a stern warning to the police, said they too would be punished if it was found that they failed to perform their duty.
The most significant aspect of Wednesday's reshuffle is that majority of the newly inducted ministers are first timers with almost no administrative experience. UP CM Yogi Adityanath will face an uphill task in making these ministers perform.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati put out tweets critical of the Yogi Adityanath government, a day after a photojournalist and his brother were shot dead in Saharanpur, following an altercation over disposal of cow dung.
Priyanka Gandhi’s appeal seems to be largely missing in areas beyond the Congress strongholds of Amethi and Rae Bareli. However, she is yet to begin her campaign and get into combative mode to wrest eastern UP for her party.