Congress plotting to undermine reservation system, says Yogi

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Congress plotting to undermine reservation system, says Yogi

Thursday, 25 April 2024 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, addressing a press conference at the Bharatiya Janata Party state office here on Wednesday, accused the Indi Alliance, particularly the Congress, of plotting to undermine the reservation system for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

He expressed concern over the alleged intention of Congress to encroach upon the rights of SCs and STs, stating, “The Congress party even intends to encroach upon the rights of SCs and STs. The report of the Sachar Committee commissioned by the United Progressive Alliance government, which had to be withdrawn in the face of stiff opposition from the BJP, bears testimony to this.”

On this occasion, Chief Minister Yogi inaugurated the party’s media center and addressed various issues pertaining to the upcoming elections.

Yogi Adityanath criticised the Congress manifesto, particularly its mention of conducting property surveys, which he interpreted as a move towards arbitrary redistribution of properties.

He remarked, “Congress has mentioned conducting property surveys as one of its agendas in its manifesto. Eventually, they will distribute the properties arbitrarily among themselves.”

Furthermore, Chief Minister Yogi referenced former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s statements regarding resource allocation during the UPA regime, highlighting what he perceived as preferential treatment towards Muslims.

In contrast, he reiterated BJP’s commitment to addressing the concerns of all segments of society without discrimination based on caste, creed or religion.

He emphasised, “The Congress party’s desperate pursuit of power poses a grave threat to the nation’s interests. Intending to enforce Sharia law in the country, the party has clearly demonstrated its predilection for the Talibani approach, which allows atrocities on women and carries out destruction.”

Chief Minister Yogi raised concerns about Congress’ alleged support for implementing Sharia law, likening it to the Taliban’s approach and citing examples such as the support for ‘triple talaq’.

He argued that Congress’ manifesto posed a risk of denigrating a significant portion of the population and posing a threat to national security and sovereignty.

He alleged, “Congress espouses the Taliban agenda by advocating for the implementation of Sharia law. The Congress manifesto intends to denigrate half the population.”

Drawing parallels to historical events, Chief Minister Yogi cautioned against a return to divisive politics and emphasised the importance of performance-based governance over mere rhetoric. He criticised the lack of tangible outcomes from past promises to eradicate poverty, citing corruption and favouritism in scheme implementation.

He lamented, “Despite governing for 65 years, their politics needed a foundation of performance as they encouraged selective implementation of schemes based on personal connections.”

Highlighting the significance of the ongoing elections, Chief Minister Yogi urged voters to recognise the power of their ballots in shaping the nation’s future.

He positioned the BJP as the party of security, effective governance and national sovereignty, urging voters to support its vision for the development of India. He asserted, “Each vote cast in favour of the BJP is a vote for security, effective governance, and national sovereignty.”

The event was attended by notable figures including BJP state president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary, minister Asim Arun, media in-charge Manish Dixit, general secretary Anoop Gupta, Harish Srivastava and Himanshu Dubey.


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