<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today drew flak for sharing the stage with murder- accused MLA Amanmani Tripathi at a party event here, with the opposition alleging that it had exposed the real face of the BJP leader who had promised to clamp down on criminals. Tripathi, an Independent legislator who is facing charge of murdering his wife, sat a few seats away from Adityanath at the programme organised by BJP yesterday and sought the CM’s blessings by touching his feet. He also handed over some papers to the Chief Minister during his brief interaction. The 35-year-old MLA from Nautanwa assembly in neighbouring Maharajganj district again met the chief minister today at his ‘Janata Darbar’ where he listens to people’s grievances, triggering speculation that the controversial legislator could be joining the BJP. Later, Tripathi told reporters that he was not averse to it. “Maharaj ji is my guardian. His order will be the last word for me,” he told reporters outside Gorakhnath Mutt, where the CM was staying. Asked whether he will join the BJP, he said, “Why not? Whatever Maharaj ji tells me, I will do.” Amanmani’s father Amarmani Tripathi, who was a minister in the SP government headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav, has been serving life sentence in the sensational Madhumita Shukla murder case. Opposition parties lashed out at Adityanath, saying his deeds do not match his words. The BJP had made law and order a major election issue and immediately after taking charge, the Chief Minister had said that criminals should leave the state or face consequences. “There is a clear cut difference in the words and actions of Yogi Adityanath. Law and order situation in UP is yet to improve. Ironically the law makers are turning into law breakers. There is no rule of law in the state,” Rajendra Chaudhary, chief spokesperson of UP unit of Samajwadi Party, told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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Aditynath draws flak for sharing stage with murder-accused MLA