Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath
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The Uttar Pradesh poster battle has taken a new turn on Saturday after Congress put up posters against Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government. This comes a day after Samajwadi Party leader erected a hoarding controversial leaders associated with the ruling BJP warning the "daughters of the state against them for their safety".

While Samajwadi Party's posters targeted Swami Chinmayanand and Kuldeep Singh Sengar, while the Congress's hoarding targeted chief minister Yogi Adityanath and other BJP leaders who are facing riot charges. Congress's posters which were erected in Uttar Pradesh said, “When will money be recovered from these rioters.”

The Uttar Pradesh poster battle started after UP government erected posters of anti-CAA protesters in Lucknow, displaying photographs and other details of protesters.

The hoardings were put up on March 6 with names, photos and addresses of the accused, asking them to pay Rs 64 lakh or get their properties seized. The hoarding war took another turn on Thursday night when a Samajwadi Party leader put up hoardings of rape convict and rape accused BJP leaders Kuldeep Sengar and former Union minister Chinmayanand, respectively, adjacent to the anti-CAA hoardings.

The UP government had erected posters of anti-CAA protesters in Lucknow after which the Allahabad High Court had taken suo motu cognisance and ruled that the hoardings should be removed by the administration.

The state government, then, moved the Supreme Court against the HC order which on Thursday stated that there was no law so far that could back their action of putting up such roadside posters. An apex court bench refused to stay the March 9 order of the Allahabad High Court.

(Inputs from Kanchan Srivastava and Agencies)

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