Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Last Update : 08:44 AM IST
The BJP chief minister asserted that his government was not going to compromise on the territorial integrity of the state.
As the AIADMK now has two factions recognised by the poll panel, both have been invited for the challenge.
Earlier this month, Mr Gandhi had addressed a rally in the tribal dominated district of Narmada in Gujarat.
Modi to embark on a two-day visit to the country on May 29.
Abdul Qayoom was shot at by militants at least three times from close range outside his home at around 8.10 PM, a police official said.
The girl, whose liver and kidneys were damaged, was undergoing treatment at the trauma centre of King George Medical University in Lucknow.
The king of Karbi people, Harsing Ronghang, has been accused of trespassing and raping a woman in Hamren area.
The woman even submitted an audio and video recording of the alleged incident, the police said.
The 72-hour deadline given to the Special Investigating Team (SIT) has also expired but there have been no major leads.
He made this statement amid raging controversy over a Major tying a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a shield against stone pelters.
Some vested interests are trying to disrupt social harmony and his government was committed to maintaining peace, Adityanath said.
RJD leaders have accused the BJP of misusing probe agencies to attack Opposition parties.
Sources said both factions of the AIADMK have pledged support to the NDA presidential candidate.