Congress names Yogi Adityanath as "Bulldozernath"
Lucknow : The Congress on Sunday named Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as "Bulldozernath" or the lord of bulldozers.
The new name was given after Congress was denied permission to hold a five-km race in the city by Lucknow police. The event was a part of Congress president Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's "Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon" poll campaign.
The party accused CM of crushing down dreams of the girls who wanted to take part in the marathon.
"The destructive government of 'Bulldozernath' tramples upon the dreams of the youth repeatedly. Sometimes by question paper leaks, sometimes by not declaring recruitment and sometimes using force against them," the Congress said in a tweet.
"This time, the anti-women bulldozer of Yogi has run over the dreams of brave girls," the party added.
"But he does not know that the one whose time has come, no power on this earth can stop him. The slogan #LadkiHoonLadSaktiHoon is echoing in the state. The women power is ready to stake its claim to power," another party tweet said.
After failing to get the permission for the event in Lucknow, Congress organized the race in Jhansi on Sunday.
Spokesperson of UP Congress Vikas Srivastava told PTI that over 10,000 women took part in the five-km marathon held in Jhansi.
Congress General secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also angered over the UP government’s decision and promised that the girls will fight for their rights.
In a Hindi tweet, Priyanka Gandhi said, "Yogi Adityanath ji, you speak against the women by talking about controlling them. It is for this reason that you did not allow girls to participate in the marathon in Lucknow." "The girls of Jhansi have sent a message that they will not tolerate it and fight for their rights," she added.