UP withdrawing cases against Yogi, others

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government kicked up a political storm on Wednesday with the process of withdrawal of 20,000 ‘political cases’ being initiated, including eight against present Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
According to sources, Governor Ram Naik has okayed the withdrawal of “many cases” based on recommendations sent by the ruling BJP in the state.
As many as eight cases against the monk-turned-politician are to be withdrawn, sources said.
One of the cases to be withdrawn is against Union Minister of Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla.
Yogi faces many cases, including breach of prohibitory orders in 1995.
In this matter even a non-bailable warrant was issued against him when he was Gorakhpur MP. — IANS