Warning Mulayam government of serious consequences if Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath was not released immediately, Swami Hansdas ji Maharaj, general secretary Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti, said that all saints who called themselves Hindu were united on the issue.
He said saints of all the Akhadas and other sects would assemble at a place in the Ardh Kumbh tonight to mull over the course of action to be taken following the arrest of the MP.
Talking to media persons at the residence of VHP president Ashok Singhal, he said, saints would not mind marching to Gorakhpur for the release of the Adityanath as they were not afraid of any arm-twisting tactics of the state government.
He said all acts of violence and arson took place following the arrest of the MP. Till now only Purvanchal was burning but very soon the fire will spread in the entire country in case the MP was not freed, he warned.
Accusing the state government of appeasing the Muslims he said the former had no courage to arrest any big Muslim leader.
Warning the state government of not considering saints as weaklings, he said, “Hum hindutwa ke liye kaam karte hain es prakar ki giriftari se na hum darte hain aur na hi darenge (We work for Hindutava and we are not afraid of such kind of arrest).”
Meanwhile, VHP president Ashok Singhal while speaking to media persons said, his party also wanted peace but not before the release of Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur district.
Urging chief minister to ensure the release of Yogi he said, people of Purvanchal were emotionally readying themselves for a drastic action in case he was not released immediately.
Accusing members of the minority community of indulging in violence whenever they assembled at a place he cited the example of Hindus who never indulged in any act of violence irrespective of their numbers at one place for a cause. Seven crore Hindus congregated in the Ardh Kumbh which did not see a single incident of violence, he pointed out.
Commenting on the purity of Ganga he said it was like dead water with no oxygen.