Dust storm warning: UP CM Yogi Adityanath cuts short Karnataka campaign trip

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Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath (Photo: SNS)

After receiving flak from all corners, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to cut short his trip to Karnataka, where he went to campaign for BJP candidates for the upcoming state Assembly elections.

According to media reports, Adityanath will return to Agra tonight, after the death of over 70 people in the dust storm in the state.

On Saturday, the chief minister will review the relief and restoration works in the state.


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After the dust storm and thunderstorm ravaged several parts of UP, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had taunted his UP counterpart Yogi Adityanath, saying, “While the BJP leader is needed in Karnataka currently, he would soon return to his state to do his work”.

Siddaramaiah took to Twitter and also expressed his condolences to the people who lost their lives in UP thunder-storm.

“At least 64 people have lost their lives due to a storm in Uttar Pradesh. My heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones. I am sorry your CM is needed here in Karnataka. I am sure he will return soon & attend to his work there,” he tweeted.

Death toll in the dust storm has gone up to 70.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a thunderstorm warning for the next few days in parts of northern India. According to the IMD, thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds is very likely at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and eastern part of Rajasthan on 4 May. The situation is likely to last for many days of the first week.