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Rahul Gandhi remembers temples only during elections, says Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath says time has come to liberate the country from the Congress which speaks in the language of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

india Updated: Jun 24, 2018 20:44 IST
Press Trust of India
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File photo of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (PTI photo)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said Congress president Rahul Gandhi remembered temples only during elections.

Addressing a function in Kannauj at Chhibramau, Adityanath said, “The Congress president remembers temples only during the elections. Four generations of Rahul’s family have never worn a ‘janeu’ (sacred thread worn by Hindus), but at the time of elections, he shows his janeu.”

“The four generations of Rahul Gandhi have never moved a step towards a temple. One should visit a temple with a feeling of devotion and not for politics or to show off,” the chief minister added.

Adityanath also accused Gandhi and other Congress leaders of trying to demotivate the Indian Army by questioning its bonafide acts.

“When the army guns down the terrorists, Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders raise questions against the army. The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government at the Centre is trying to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the roots and also address the problem of separatism, which has made the Congress worried,” he said.

“Time has come to liberate the country from the Congress which speaks in the language of Lashkar-e-Taiba (Lashkar-e-Taiba ki bhasha bolne waali Congress se desh ko mukt karne kaa samay aa gaya hai).”

Adityanath also said Gnadhi had inherited politics (rajniti viraasat mein mili hai). “We have moved ahead in politics through sheer struggle. Rahul behaves like a yuvraj (prince), while we see politics as a medium of service,” he said.

The chief minister said Uttar Pradesh was completely free from communal violence at present. “There is no place for corruption, and the BJP government is working with a clean and transparent intention.”

Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, who was also present on the occasion, said the entire Opposition including the Congress was afraid of the work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which have been accepted by the people of the country.

First Published: Jun 24, 2018 20:44 IST