Gorakhpur (UP): For once UP CM Yogi Adityanath has been caught on the wrong foot. And, for once he was not walking the talk. Despite his vow to eliminate criminals from the state, Yogi was seen sharing the stage here with a murder accused. This on a day when he said that those who have no repect for law should leave UP.
Coming to his home town for the second time after becoming CM, Yogi shared stage with murder accused MLA Amanmani Tripathi. Tripathi was sitting few seats away from Yogi, and was later seen touching Yogi's feet.
Tripathi is an independent MLA from Nautanwa seat in Mahrajganj. Amanmani is accused of murdering his wife Sara Singh. He had contested the elections from jail. His father and former minister Amarmani Tripathi is serving life term along with wife Madhu Mani for murdering poetess Madhumita Shukla in the year 2003.
Amanmani had got bail in wife's murder case on March 9 this year. After his release he had visited Gorakhnath rtemple here and taken blessings from Yogi Adityanath, then the head priest of temple.