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"Today is my father's death anniversary and I got a message for the same from @SrBachchan ji. At this stage of life when I am fighting a battle of life and death I regret for my over reaction against Amit ji and family.

"The public is watching and understanding. Despite repeated denials, they (SP) are not deterring the politics of appeasement. Their intentions will never be successful," Adityanath said in a series of tweets.

NPR snowballed into conspiracy after Opposition parties alleged that NPR is the first step towards the creation of the National Register Citizens (NRIC). However, Union Home Minister Amit Shah denied any link between the two exercises.

"Demonetisation caused problems for small businesses. Further, the businesses are closing down due to the imposition of GST. The economy has reached the ICU. For all this, BJP is responsible," he said.

Samajwadi Party workers stage a protest over increasing crime against women, in Lucknow on Tuesday.

The Samajwadi Party had allied with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party for the parliamentary polls and the alliance won 15 seats while SP managed to win only 5 seats. The BSP had later broken off the alliance with SP.

By-elections to the Rampur Assembly seat, considered an SP bastion, were necessitated after Azam Khan won the Lok Sabha elections from the constituency earlier this year.

In the span of a few months, multiple cases have been registered against Azam Khan, including that of land grabbing and criminal intimidation.

Several complaints have also been lodged against the controversial Rampur lawmaker for alleged land grab to build the varsity.

Azam Khan had recently stirred a controversy after he made objectionable remarks against Rama Devi when she was presiding over the debate on the Triple Talaq Bill in the Lok Sabha on July 25.