After a scathing attack Yogi Adityanath visits storm-hit Agra

New Delhi, May 5: After a scathing attack from critics, Adityanath had to cut short his Karnataka visit.  He was among the star-campaigners of election-bound Karnataka.

Yogi Adityanath visited the storm affected victims in Agra and met the injured. He personally talked to the victims an especially to children inquiring about their health and education.

A high-intensity storm ravaged parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on May 2 night, leaving 73 people dead in U.P. alone.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth was on an election campaign in Karnataka and rushed back on May 4 night to visit storm-ravaged Agra, a senior official said on May 4.

The Chief Minister arrived in Agra on May 4 night and visited the calamity-hit areas on May 5 morning.  Adityanath was criticised on May 3 by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for remaining in Karnataka even after his own State was hit by storm. “I am sorry your CM is needed here in Karnataka,” Mr. Siddaramaiah tweeted. “I am sure he will return soon & attend to his work there.”

The Chief Minister will later leave for Kanpur to monitor the relief work there and in nearby districts, Mr. Awasthi said.

A high-intensity storm ravaged parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on May 2 night, leaving 73 people dead and 91 injured in Mr. Adityanath’s State alone.

Agra district was the worst hit, accounting for 43 deaths and injuries to 51 others.

Mr. Adityanath was earlier scheduled to campaign in poll-bound Karnataka till May 5.

News24Bureau with AGencies