Irked by the vigilantism of fringe groups in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given out a stern warning. "Remember, the law is the same for everyone," said the Chief Minister in his first meeting with members of Hindu Yuva Vahini and Vishwa Hindu Mahasangh. Members of the fringe groups made headlines after assaulting youngsters in the garb of anti-Romeo drives.
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister has warned cadres both organisations that he has associations with against indulging in vigilantism. He has further asked them to seek help from government authorities instead of taking the law into their hands. Following the warning, the organisations have now, reportedly, decided to channelise their energy into popularising initiatives of Yogi Adityanath's government.
Hindu Yuva Vahini was founded by Yogi Adityanath himself in 2002 and he happens to be the Chairman of Vishwa Hindu Mahasangh. The vigilante activities of members of both groups had put his government in a tight spot.
Following the warning, the organisations are said to have put their membership recruitment drive on hold. Even as membership requests have increased manifold in just the last one month, the organisations are being extra careful about who they are accepting as members. New membership requests for Hindu Yuva Vahini have been put on a one-year waitlist while Hindu Mahasangh is not accepting any fresh membership requests.