Though the tweet did not refer to any particular event, it set off speculations since the Uttar Pradesh Minister had recently met BJP National President J.P. Nadda in New Delhi. The tweet comes at a time when the Uttar Pradesh BJP is waiting for a new state party President.
Nine of the elected candidates were from the BJP and four from the Samajwadi Party. They included Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya and former state minister Swami Prasad Maurya, who had quit the BJP and joined the Samajwadi Party ahead of the UP Assembly polls.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath's two deputy chief ministers, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak were also present during the meeting with President Kovind and Prime Minister Modi.
Reports suggest that Yogesh's Fortuner had collided with a tractor. However, Yogesh and his people did not suffer any serious injury.
Keshav Prasad Maurya was the biggest casualty in UP assembly polls who lost Sirathu to his Samajwadi Party rival, Pallavi Patel, by a margin of 7,337 votes.
The BJP stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh for a second consecutive term under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath. The party alone won 255 seats, placing it in a comfortable position to form the next government in the 403-member Legislative Assembly.
Union Minister and BJP's Karhal candidate SP Singh Baghel alleged that Samajwadi Party has always been involved in booth capturing in this region as they want to threaten people not to vote.
Two months after a Dalit woman in Unnao had gone missing, police recovered her decomposed body near an ashram owned by the son of late Fateh Bahadur Singh (SP leader), a former Uttar Pradesh minister.
Sirathu seat in Kaushambi district will go to polls on February 27 in the fifth phase of the seven-phase assembly polls.
Polling in Sirathu will take place in the fifth phase on February 27. The fifth will cover 60 assembly seats including Sirathu in 11 districts. Result will be declared on March 10.
"Akhilesh used to claim that his government had started several developmental works. But now he does not have the courage to fight elections from any of these constituencies," Keshav Prasad Maurya said today.
Keshav Prasad Maurya also made clear that he was not referring to the entire Muslim community when he mentioned the “Jaalidar” caps but only the criminal elements.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya had last week tweeted that preparations were underway for constructing a grand temple in Mathura on the lines of Ayodhya and Varanasi.
The SP supremo also took a swipe at the BJP's slogan of forming a "Damdaar Sarkar" (powerful government) in Uttar Pradesh again, saying they only speak "damdaar jhooth" (big lies).
Significantly, Maurya's tweet has come just five days ahead of December 6, the date when Babri Masjid was demolished in 1992.
Maurya further warned the Samajwadi Party that Jinnah would not win them elections. He also targeted Akhilesh Yadav over his party's link with gangster-turned-politicians.
Built in 1540, 'Badi Kothi' is a palatial building made of sandstone with 24 rooms, a hall, restaurant, and a terrace swimming pool.
Speaking to India TV, Union Minister Ajay Mishra said that stones were pelted on the convoy, BJP workers were attacked, and a driver was lynched in the violence. He also alleged that there were some anti-national elements among farmers who somehow wants to create unrest in the country.
Speaking at India TV Chunav Manch in Lucknow, Maurya challenged the entire Opposition to fight together against the present political arrangement in the state.
India TV Chunav Manch, is once again set up to talk about what can be the electoral equations in UP, what is the situation of parties in UP and many more.