Rajnath talks to CM Yogi on UP's incidents of violence

"I held telephonic conversation with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathji in connection with the incidents of violence in Lucknow and some other places of Uttar Pradesh today," he tweeted.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday held a telephonic conversation with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the wake of incidents of violence in the state.

Currently, Singh is in Washington on an official visit.

Several areas in Uttar Pradesh witnessed violent protests over the contentious amended citizenship law. A man died of firearm injury during a violent protest in Lucknow.

"I held telephonic conversation with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathji in connection with the incidents of violence in Lucknow and some other places of Uttar Pradesh today," he tweeted.

Singh, a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, appealed to people to maintain peace.

"These incidents are very sad and unfortunate. I appeal to the public to maintain peace. I am returning to India from Washington today," the defence minister said.

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