Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took to social media to share photos of himself walking alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He posted pictures on Twitter in which the Prime Minister can be seen talking to the UP leader with a hand on his shoulder.
“We have set off with a vow, dedicated our body and soul, determined to make the sunrise, go higher than the sky, and make a New India,” tweeted Yogi Adityanath.
हम निकल पड़े हैं प्रण करके
अपना तन-मन अर्पण करके
जिद है एक सूर्य उगाना है
अम्बर से ऊँचा जाना है
एक भारत नया बनाना है pic.twitter.com/0uH4JDdPJE
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) November 21, 2021
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Yogi’s rival, took to the microblogging website and wrote, “In politics, sometimes things are done for the sake of the world. Like reluctantly putting a hand on the shoulder, walking a few steps together.”
दुनिया की ख़ातिर, सियासत में कभी यूं भी करना पड़ता है
बेमन से कंधे पर रख हाथ, कुछ क़दम संग चलना पड़ता है
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) November 21, 2021
Samajwadi Party spokesperson Anurag Bhadauria wrote, “After seeing the work done by the SP government in Lucknow and UP, PM Modi told the chief minister ‘tumse na ho payega, aayenge to Akhilesh hi.”
Samajwadi Party MLC Sunil Singh Yadav echoed the sentiment as he captioned the photos shared by the UP chief minister.
— Sunil Singh Yadav (@sunilyadv_unnao) November 21, 2021
Reacting to Prime Minister Modi’s “jhola utha ke chal denge” comment, Congress spokesperson Surendra Rajput said that only time will be able to tell whether Yogi Adityanath will leave on his own or if he will be kicked out of the cabinet.
“Actually, seeing the condition of UP that they have brought about, the people themselves will ensure that they are evicted. Unemployment is at a peak, farmers are being humiliated, crimes against women are the highest. The public has made up its mind, it will give its answer through votes,” said Surendra Rajput.
PM Modi is on a three-day visit to Uttar Pradesh. Assembly elections are due early next year.
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