Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Congress, calling it a ‘barrier’ to the country’s development. Besides, taking a jibe at Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Yogi said that the “namoona” from Delhi would use his ‘jhaadu’ (AAP election symbol) to ‘sweep away’ everything the country has.
Holding three rallies in Mahisagar, Anand and Vadodara districts in the poll-bound Gujarat on Tuesday, Yogi said: “While the BJP provides a guarantee of security, prosperity, progress, and public welfare, Congress acts as a barrier to the nation’s prosperity.”
Hitting out at the Congress further, Yogi said, “Before 2014, the Congress had spread mistrust, anarchy, and corruption in the country. People had lost faith in governance and administration. In such a situation, Gujarat, which was always a ‘companion in times of crisis’, gave politics a new identity by sending Narendra Modi to Delhi.”
Criticising previous governments, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister stated that business and religious programmes could not be held in Gujarat 20 years ago, there were riots all around and the youth were unemployed. “However, as soon as the government was formed under Modi’s leadership, Gujarat became a model for the country. The Gujarat model moves on from being riot-free and curfew-free to attaining the dream of a terrorism-free and naxalism-free India,” he added.
He pointed out that India’s global prestige has shot up under Modi’s leadership and that the country has defeated the UK, which ruled India for nearly 200 years, to become the fifth largest economy, and is also leading G20, the group of 20 most powerful nations that control 80 per cent of the world’s resources.
Attacking the Congress for giving shelter to rioters, Yogi stated, “The BJP views 135 crore people as a family whereas the Congress is concerned about the uplift of its own family alone.”
Yogi remarked: “The water of Narmada was taken to every house and village. If the BJP government comes back to power in Gujarat, a free health insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh will be available. The double-engine government is working in your interest,” Yogi remarked.
Invoking Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the Umreth assembly of Anand, Yogi said, “Anand was the ‘karmbhoomi’ of Sardar Patel. He is the architect of present-day India. It was a challenge to merge 563 princely states into the Republic of India. Sardar Patel was the man who took the responsibility and successfully executed it. The nawabs wanted either independence or accession to Pakistan.”
Yogi continued: “When Sardar Patel took action, the Nawab of Junagadh fled so quickly that he forgot his wife and child in this location. Junagadh and Hyderabad are now a part of a unified India, which is the result of his great resolve. The strong resolve of Sardar Patel forced the nawabs of Hyderabad and Junagadh to bow down.”
The CM pointed out that the work of beautifying Ayodhya in its most beautiful form is going on. “The PM had come for ‘Deepotsav’, which was a spectacular event. This is the new Ayodhya. Earlier, there used to be riots in UP everyday but now there are no riots in the state. Bulldozers no longer just build roads, they also demolish the properties of mafia and their henchmen,” Yogi said.
Taking a dig at the Congress, Yogi said, “Even during their ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, they played a film song on the stage instead of the national anthem. This is a party that insults soldiers and martyrs.”
Yogi further said that the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party are a threat to security.
“In Uttar Pradesh, the Congress has two MLAs while the AAP has none. At the time of independence, Bapu had mentioned the Congress’s ‘visarjan’. Time has come to carry it out. The BJP’s arrival is quite evident as the Congress’s brother-sister duo are nowhere to be seen. Had there been any possibilities for the Congress, the brother-sister duo would be seen offering prayers in temples just as they offer ‘namaz’,” he added.