‘Yogi busy re­nam­ing cities, ig­nor­ing his state’

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MUM­BAI: The Shiv Sena Thurs­day hit out at Ut­tar Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath over vi­o­lence in Bu­land­shahr, say­ing he is busy re­nam­ing cities but has failed to ad­dress the ba­sic is­sues in his state.

Sol­diers and po­lice­men do not have any re­li­gion. Sim­i­larly, those in power should only fo­cus on ful­fill­ing their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, the Sena said in an ed­i­to­rial in party mouth­piece 'Saa­mana'.

Rais­ing the Ram tem­ple is­sue once again, the Ud­dhav Thack­eray-led party asked when the shrine would be con­structed.

A po­lice in­spec­tor and a 20-year-old man were killed on Mon­day, when a mob of some 400 peo­ple fought pitched bat­tles with po­lice in Siyana area of Bu­land­shahr dis­trict, ap­par­ently af­ter right-wing ac­tivists were an­gered by the dis­cov­ery of cow car­casses strewn in a nearby jun­gle.

Tak­ing a dim view of the vi­o­lence, the Sena said, "Ri­ots are tak­ing place dur­ing Yogi's rule. A po­lice­man lost his life in the vi­o­lence over cow meat. Sol­diers and po­lice of­fi­cials do not have any re­li­gion. Sim­i­larly, those in power should only fol­low their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties."

The party also lashed out at Adityanath over his re­marks that if the BJP comes to power in Te­lan­gana, it would work to­wards re­spect­ing peo­ple's sen­ti­ments by re­nam­ing Hy­der­abad as Bhagyana­gar.

The Ut­tar Pradesh chief min­is­ter made the re­marks on Wed­nes­day.

The Shiv Sena said while Adityanath sought to re­name Hy­der­abad, he had "failed to ad­dress the ba­sic is­sues in his state".

"The ques­tion be­fore him (Adityanath) re­lates to his­tory, while he is giv­ing an­swers re­lated to ge­og­ra­phy. The ques­tion is not when Hy­der­abad will be­come Bhagyana­gar but when will the Ram tem­ple be con­structed," the Sena pub­li­ca­tion said.

The party also at­tacked Adityanath over his re­cent re­marks at a rally in poll-bound Te­lan­gana that Owaisi would have to "run away" from Hy­der­abad, just like the Nizam, if the BJP came to power in the state.

"If the BJP is in­clined to­wards wip­ing out le­ga­cies of Nizams and Babar (Mughal king), when will Au­rangabad and Os­man­abad in Ma­ha­rash­tra be re­named as Samb­haji Na­gar and Dha­rashiv, re­spec­tively?" it asked.

It also took a dig at Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi and his cab­i­net col­leagues, say­ing they have "shut shop" and are busy cam­paign­ing for elec­tions and mak­ing tall prom­ises.

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