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Law against 'Love jihad' not anti-Muslim, it's for all: CM Adityanath

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that law brought in by his government against the alleged practice of "love jihad" is not anti-Muslim and it is applicable to people from all religions.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 28 Feb 2021 9:06 AM GMT

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that law brought in by his government against the alleged practice of "love jihad" is not anti-Muslim and it is applicable to people from all religions.

"The law would be applicable even on Hindus if a Hindu does the same crime. It is not anti-Muslims. Whoever commits a wrong, he will be punished as per the law," Yogi Adityanath said.

He was speaking for an exclusive interview to Aaj Tak for the special weekly show 'Seedhi Baat'.

UP Assembly Elections:

Speaking about the Uttar Pradesh assembly election that are due next year, Yogi Adityanath said he is confident that the BJP would win 350 seats with its allies and form a majority government.

"The people of Uttar Pradesh have already decided it (BJP's victory). We have been working in the interest of the people of the state," he said.

On his relations with the Opposition, Yogi Adityanath said he regularly interacts with opposition leaders. "They are not our enemies. I enquire about Mulayam Singh Yadav's health. I also speak with Akhilesh Yadav."

On Bengal elections

Yogi Adityanath will be one of the star campaigners of the BJP in the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections. He said during his campaign for the party in Bengal, he will speak about the model of governance in UP and the relationship between the UP government and the Centre.

West Bengal is on the path of change. I am confident that the development that took place in Uttar Pradesh, the development that one can see in BJP-ruled states, the same development should also happen in West Bengal. The people of Bengal should also reap the benefits of development. Bengal has been the land of cultural nationalism in India," Yogi Adityanath said.

Election in West Bengal will be held in eight phases this time. Voting for the first phase will be held on March 27 and the last phase on April 29.

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Meanwhile, results of the assembly election will be declared on May 2.

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