Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a veiled attack on senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday said those who ”exploited” Rampur for their own interests are now bearing consequences of it.
Rampur is considered a bastion of the Samajwadi Party and its leader Azam Khan carries a lot of clout here.
Addressing a gathering, Adityanath claimed that by electing BJP candidate Ghanshyam Lodhi in the recent Lok Sabha bypolls, people of Rampur ”stood with development, security and prosperity, and heralded the beginning of a new era”.
Without taking Khan’s name, he said those who ”exploited Rampur for their own vested interests” are now ”bearing consequences” of it.
With zero tolerance for crime and criminals, UP has created sense of security for industry: Yogi Adityanath
Khan spent over two years in a state jail following the registration of multiple cases against him. Khan came out of the jail a few months ago after the Supreme Court granted him in an interim bail in a cheating case.
Adityanath alleged that development schemes in the past were made person-centric, serving as means of exploitation while keeping public interest at bay.