I am called communal due to faith in Hinduism, says Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow: "People call me communal because I say I am proud to be a Hindu," said an aggressive Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday, in his infamous firebrand style.
Speaking at a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) function here, the UP CM said, "The person who is faithful to his religion, is called communal."
He also slammed those opposing the use of loudspeakers on Hindu festivals, saying, "If we cannot prohibit Muslims from reciting Namaz through loudspeakers on Eid, how can we stop Hindus on Janmashtami." He, however, asserted that the celebrations should never cross the limits of law.
Pointing out a praiseworthy decision during his regime, Yogi said, "It was the BJP government which banned the use of loudspeakers during Kanwar Yatra. But if we will have to stop Hindus from using loudspeakers, then we would apply a complete ban on the practise at all the religious places irrespective of the religion."
Patting his own back, Yogi Adityanath asserted that his government has ended the politics of appeasement and has waived off loans of the farmers.
"Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has ended the politics of castecism and dynasty in the state. But ending the practise of politics of appeasement, we arranged the funds to waive off the loans of poor farmers across the state," he said.
What else he said?
- We have provided electricity to several villages under Ujjwala Yojna.
- We gave seven lakh connections in just four months.
- Why the previous governments never thought about it?
- Our Industrial Policy is based on seven 'M'.
- Now the youth of UP would not leave the state.
- The politics was transformed into a business by the previous governments, which dragged the state behind.
- A political outfit cannot achieve any goal if it doesn’t have an ideology.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna was a grand success.
- Only 20 crore bank accounts were opened in previous 67 years, while during the past three years, over 25 crore accounts have been opened.