At a recent meeting in Delhi, chaired by the PM, the progress of the four-laning of National Highway 233 from Ghaghra Bridge in Basti district to Varanasi was discussed.
A consultant will be hired to suggest ways in which the state can develop the city into a popular tourist spot like Haridwar and Varanasi.
Sengar’s is a test case for the BJP, which is in power both at the Centre and in UP and has sought to project itself as a party which is at the forefront of ensuring women’s safety.
The HC lambasted Adityanath’s government for being “directly in league and under influence of the MLA” and delaying his arrest. CBI on Friday arrested Sengar.
The HC directed CBI to immediately arrest Sengar and lambasted Yogi govt for being “directly in league and under influence of the MLA” and not arresting him.
Adityanath will now hold consultations every 15 days with leaders of Apna Dal and SBSP, the BJP allies in UP, and ensure officials pay heed to complaints from elected representatives.
The UP government told the Allahabad High Court on Thursday that there was no adequate evidence in the rape case to arrest the MLA after the court pointedly asked if the police will arrest him for rape under the POCSO Act.
Correspondence accessed by ET revealed that the rape victim's father had serious injuries on April 4 evening when he was first sent to Unnao jail from the district hospital.
Facing heat and growing outrage over the alleged involvement of MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the rape of an 18-year-old girl, the government also decided to register an FIR against the legislator.
The FIR against the father was lodged promptly at 7:05 pm on charges of assault, criminal intimidation, and under the Arms Act, the police showed recovery of a country-made pistol and four bullets.
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