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Congress has turned Himachal into ‘land of crime’, says Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath said the Congress has sullied the name of Himachal Pradesh, which is now known for mining mafia and illegal activities.

india Updated: Oct 30, 2017 11:43 IST
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UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a BJP rally at Jainagar in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. (Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has slammed the Virbhadra Singh government in Himachal Pradesh, accusing it of turning “dev bhoomi” (land of gods) into “apraadh bhoomi” (land of crime).

Canvassing for BJP candidates at Arki and Haroli on Sunday, Adityanath said that only crime and corruption have increased under Congress rule in Himachal and urged the people of the state to vote for the BJP.

“The Congress has turned the “dev bhoomi” into “apraadh bhoomi”. It has sullied the name of the state, which is now known for wine forests and mining mafia, and illegal activities,” he said.

The drug mafia was in its prime in the state but the government has been keeping mum, Adityanath said.

He said people showed the door to the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and several other states and now it was the turn of Himachal Pradesh.

The state will go to polls on November 9.

First Published: Oct 30, 2017 11:42 IST