Congress Puts Up BJP Netas' Criminal Records To Counter Yogi Govt's 'name-&-shame' Boards

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After Samajwadi party put up a poster with rape accused BJP leaders near Uttar Pradesh government name and shame hoarding, Congress has followed suit.

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:
Uttar Pradesh

After Samajwadi party put up a poster with rape accused BJP leaders near Uttar Pradesh government name and shame hoarding, Congress has followed suit. On Saturday, Congress has put up a poster with the criminal records of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya. The poster also carries pictures of BJP leaders accused of inciting riots - Radha Mohan Das Agrawal, Sangeet Som, Sanjeev Balyan, Umesh Malik, Suresh Rana and Sadhvi Prachi.

This was two days after Supreme Court's order referring the Uttar Pradesh government's plea against Allahabad High Court verdict over posters of accused anti-CAA rioters to a larger bench. The Yogi government had on March 5 put up roadside banners in Lucknow with photographs of people who have been asked to pay compensation for damage to public property during anti-CAA protests.

READ: SC to hear plea for transferring rape case against Swami Chinmayanand to Delhi court

Samajwadi party's poster

In response to the poster, spokesperson of Samajwadi party IB Singh on Friday has put up a poster with former BJP leaders - Chinmayanand and Kuldip Sengar - the former accused of rape and the latter convicted of rape. The poster bears the photograph of Chinmayanad and Sengar - along with the sections under which they have been charged. It also states: "These are the culprits of the daughters of this land, be cautious." and "If Daughters are cautious and Hindustan is safe."

READ: Expelled BJP MLA Sengar convicted of culpable homicide in Unnao rape victim's father death

Supreme Court refuses to stay Allahabad HC order

The vacation bench of Supreme Court on Thursday told the Uttar Pradesh government that as of now, there was no law that could back their action. An apex court bench refused to stay the March 9 Allahabad High Court order directing the Yogi Adityanath administration to remove the posters. A vacation bench of justices UU Lalit and Aniruddha Bose said a "bench of sufficient strength" would consider the matter next week. The posters put by the Yogi Government bear photographs, names and addresses of those accused of vandalism during protests in December last year. The Allahabad high court on Monday directed the Lucknow administration to remove posters displaying pictures.

READ: Allahabad HC orders UP govt to remove 'name & shame' hoardings for CAA violence suspects

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