UP CM Yogi alleged that the Congress’ ‘hand’ has always been with the mafia -be it drug, cattle, mining, land, or forest goons.
HAROLI/DARANG/DOON (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 8 (The CONNECT) “Be part of our campaign to re-establish Himachal Pradesh as Devbhoomi where peace and harmony prevails,” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told voters.
In the same breath, Yogi asked the people not to vote for Congress Party which, he alleged, compromises border security, cannot provide internal security and protect the people’s honour and puts hurdles in the way of development and welfare schemes.
In the third leg of his marathon rallies in the poll-bound state, the BJP’s star campaigner Yogi said: “Congress sowed the seeds of terrorism in India by introducing Article 370 in the Constitution giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir as part of their appeasement and vote bank politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi abrogated the article and today Jammu and Kashmir is like any other state in India where a man from Himachal Pradesh can buy land and start a business of his own.”
“Congress’ hand has always been with the mafia -be it drug, cattle, mining, land, or forest goons,” he said.
Hitting out at the then Congress Party Government of Punjab, Yogi said that when his Government was busy cleaning Uttar Pradesh of mafias and gangsters, who ran a parallel Government in the state prior to 2017, one of the mafia dons fled to Punjab.
“I had to knock the doors of the Supreme Court to bring him back to Uttar Pradesh and make him put him in a jail for his atrocities on innocent people and businessmen”, he remarked, taking a jibe at the incarcerated gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari.
The CM said that prior to 2017, Uttar Pradesh’s roads were abysmal, electricity supply was very poor, water was supplied to many places through tankers and mafias prevailed across the state while there has not been a single riot in the state despite the fact that the Muslims population was 6.5 crore in the state in the last five years. Besides, the state is moving towards becoming the number two economy of the country and has already become a developed state.
CM Yogi said that the country is scaling new heights of development under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the country celebrates Amrit Mahotsava of the 75 years of India’s independence.
“Today, the world looks up to India whenever it is faced with a crisis. India’s global stature is continuously rising under the leadership of the Prime Minister. During the Covid-19 pandemic, India provided free test, treatment and vaccine in addition to free ration to 80 crore people, none of which any other country did”, Yogi remarked.
Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadhra, CM Yogi said: “Have you ever seen this brother-sister duo of Congress during any crisis, or standing with the nation on some issue of national interest? During every crisis, they travel abroad.”
He said that Himachal Pradesh has been witnessing rapid development in the last few years with opening of AIIMS, IIM, construction of highways, setting up of pharmaceutical park etc. CM Yogi was seeking support for BJP candidates from Haroli, Darang, Doon assembly constituencies in Una, Mandi and Solan districts respectively.