Previous govts turned Saharanpur into a hotbed of religious fanaticism: Yogi

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Previous govts turned Saharanpur into a hotbed of religious fanaticism: Yogi

Saturday, 13 April 2024 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath campaigned for the Kairana and Saharanpur Lok Sabha seats on Friday, addressing public gatherings in favour of National Democratic Alliance candidates contesting from both these constituencies.

Chief Minister Yogi lamented that Saharanpur, which had the potential to become the ‘Kashi of the West’, had been turned into a hotbed of religious fanaticism by previous administrations. He also said that the work of spreading chaos and anarchy was done here through fatwas.

The chief minister urged the public to be wary of individuals who, despite denying the existence of Lord Ram in the Supreme Court, were now chanting his name for electoral gains.

The chief minister said that work was being done to confiscate the property of the ancestors of those who were playing with the future of the youth and distribute it among the poor.

He emphasised the progress made in rooting out the influence of mafia in Uttar Pradesh, remarking, “Kuchh mafia jail mein hain, kuchh jahannum chale gaye hain.” (Some mafia are behind bars, while others have gone to hell).

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath first addressed a public meeting in Kairana. He said, “Our government has given riot and curfew-free Uttar Pradesh. We have fostered a peaceful and harmonious environment by suppressing those who incite riots and enforce curfews. Let us not allow them to thrive again, as they will only provoke further disturbances through caste-based politics.”

He further remarked, “This poses a threat to the safety of our daughters and the prosperity of our businessmen, constituting a conspiracy to hinder development. We must transcend this and take action. To achieve this, we must not allow rioters, corrupt individuals, anarchists, and those who endanger the lives of our daughters, mothers, farmers, and youth to thrive again, regardless of their status.”

The chief minister said that playing with the future of the youth was intolerable. He warned that anyone attempting such actions would face the confiscation of their ancestral property, which would then be distributed among the underprivileged.

“The vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is our mission. We will work together with his vision and mission to build a new India,” he said.

He urged the public to vote in support of Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal’s joint Lok Sabha candidate Pradeep Chaudhary.

Addressing a public gathering in the Saharanpur Lok Sabha constituency, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath likened the mafia to the mythical demon Raktbeej, stressing that they must not be allowed to thrive again under any circumstances.

He remarked, “Congress and Samajwadi Party used to capitulate to them, but today ‘kuchh mafia jail mein hain, kuchh jahannum chale gaye’ (some mafia are behind bars, while others have gone to hell). Their influence has been completely neutralised.”

He highlighted the clear division in this election between two opposing ideologies. On one side are those driven by caste divisions, while on the other are individuals dedicated to nationalism, he pointed out.

“On one hand, there are those who are intent on tearing apart the social fabric, while on the other hand, under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, there are people who believe in upholding India’s dignity,” he said.

“We have removed the mikes and loudspeakers from which they used to shout and cause disturbances. Our country and our religion are our national pride. If they are secure, so are we,” Chief Minister Yogi declared.

He remarked that Deoband had become a centre of religious fanaticism, with fatwas issued on trivial matters, including how vaccines should be administered. “From here, attempts were made to spread chaos and anarchy, with little attention paid to development,” he added.

Chief Minister Yogi was addressing an election rally in Deoband on Friday in support of BJP candidate Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma from Saharanpur Lok Sabha seat.

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