Hitting out at the leaders who left the Bharatiya Janata Party recently in the name of social justice, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that those practising politics of dynasty and were neck-deep in corruption could not be supporters of social justice.
“Social justice means extending the benefits of the government schemes to every poor, every section of the people and no socio-economic discrimination against them. And, this is the basic mantra of BJP,” the chief minister said while interacting with media persons after a lunch at a Dalit's house near Jhungia Gate in Gorakhpur on Friday.
Yogi said that he had come to this Dalit settlement to give the message of good governance and development and fulfill the resolve to eliminate untouchability completely.
“Establishment of an egalitarian society, corruption-free, crime-free system is part of good governance,” the chief minister said.
Yogi said that in the last five years, the government had brought the benefits of welfare schemes to every village and to the doorsteps of every poor, every farmer, labourer, woman and youth without any discrimination.
“The result is that 45 lakh poor people have got houses and 2.61 crore poor have toilets at their houses. Go to any Dalit basti and the impression of benefits of government schemes will be visible. During the coronavirus pandemic, people were being given free ration. All this is part of social justice,” he said.
Yogi said that in comparison, the Samajwadi Party government had given only 18,000 houses in five years.
“People getting patronage from the government grabbed the houses meant for the poor and even grabbed their land. If this is social harmony, then I oppose it,” Yogi said.