Joining the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) poll campaign in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday alleged that the Congress was not capable to keep the borders safe and its “carbon copy” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has ruined Delhi. Asserting that the Ram temple in Ayodhya will become a symbol of national pride and its construction will be completed in 2023, he also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first PM to visit Ayodhya to have a darshan of Ram Lalla.
Adityanath addressed public meetings in Dwarka and Kutch districts of Gujarat, where assembly polls will be held on December 1 and 5.
He said that the construction of the Kashi Vishwanath Dham has been completed in Varanasi and people are aware of the renovation of Mahakal temple in Ujjain, Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand. In Gujarat, too, the premises of the Somnath temple have been restored and Dwarkadish and Amba temples are being renovated, he added.
“It shows the determination of Prime Minister Modi to restore the symbols of faith in the country,” he said.
“The connection between UP and Gujarat is age old, Lord Krishna was born in Mathura and when he came to Gujarat the people here made him Dwarkadish,” Adityanath said.
“When our country is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, it has become the fifth largest economy in the world replacing the United Kingdom that ruled India for 200 years. We are building a new India, the borders of the country are safe. The forces of terrorism, corruption and separatism are at their end. Article 370 has been scrapped to bring Jammu and Kashmir into the national mainstream,” he said.
“Along with honouring faith, Modi has stood with the people during the period of crisis. During the Covid-19 pandemic, when people were struggling to save their lives, the BJP government provided them free test, free treatment, free vaccine and free ration,” he added.
Yogi Adityanath also said the Congress government would never have removed Article 370, nor worked for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
“The Congress would not have done anything. It can neither work for the establishment of the prestige of the country on international platforms, nor can it keep our borders safe, nor take the country towards prosperity. It also does not have the will to honour the faith of the people. Then why should you vote for the Congress?” he said
“The Aam Aadmi Party is a carbon copy of the Congress. There is no difference between the two parties. New scams are coming to light in Delhi on a daily basis. The national Capital has been ruined; the AAP government is playing with the careers of the students. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the AAP government left the people in the lurch. They played with the lives of the people, made false promises and spread anarchy,” he said.
“I urge the people to reject the Congress and AAP in the assembly election to bring the BJP to power again,” he said.