Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that ‘mafias’ in the state, who were once protected are now looking to surrender and are pleading for their life under the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh.
CM Yogi while addressing a public rally in Bareilly, said “This is the govt of BJP, the ‘mafia’ that used to roam around under the protection of the then govt, today, that mafia is looking to surrender and says ‘jaan baksh do ek baar bas’. Ye mafia aparaadhiyon ko thela lagaane ke lie majaboor kar do (These mafias and criminals must be forced for carting as they should be taught hard work),”.
CM Yogi accused the Samajwadi Party of sympathising with the mafias and criminals.
“Kalyan Singh, whose entire life went in the service of the state and Ayodhya, on his death not even a word of condolences came from the Samajwadi Party. But, you must have seen the people of Samajwadi Party shed crocodile tears at the death of a ‘mafia’ and there they read fatiah,” he said.
“These are those Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party when Congress was in power it said, Ram never existed, and Samajwadi Party used to say even a bird can’t fly in Ayodhya. Now, when they are devoid of power, how they are shaking like a fish without water,” he said.

Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of MPs, 80, to Parliament, is voting in all seven phases.
Voting for phase one of Lok Sabha elections was held on April 19 in eight parliamentary constituencies and phase two polling for eight other constituencies was concluded on April 26.
Amroha, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Aligarh, Mathura, and Bulandshahr voted in the second phase of the Lok Sabha election on April 26.
Next, the state will poll in the third and fourth phases on May 7 and May 13, respectively and in phases five, six and seven on May 20, May 23 and June 1, respectively.
The counting of all seven phases of voting will be held on June 4.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the winner by securing the majority of seats available. Of 80 seats, the BJP won 62 seats, followed by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) with 10 seats, the Samajwadi Party (SP) with 5 seats, and the Apna Dal with 2 seats. (ANI)