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Opposition insulting UP’s culture: Yogi Adityanath

Yogi referred to schemes incorporated to promote religious and cultural tourism in the state budget and said the people of state gave a befitting reply to the opposition in 2017 assembly elections.

lucknow Updated: Jul 20, 2017 15:56 IST
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Ayodhya,Hindutva agenda,Uttar Pradesh.
Hindutva agenda on mind, chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched a counter attack on the opposition.(HT Photo)

With his government’s Hindutva agenda on mind, chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched on Wednesday a counter attack on the opposition charging it with ‘insulting’ the culture of Uttar Pradesh.

“Uttar Pradesh has faced insult to its culture. You used to get shivers hearing the name of Ayodhya. We thought you will do something for development of Ayodhya and Vrindavan. But you indulged in destruction (Jawahar Bagh incident) instead of bringing about development there,” said Yogi while replying to debate on general budget in the state assembly here on Wednesday.

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Yogi referred to his visit to Ayodhya and said he was informed that staging of Ram Lila had been stopped there. “I asked people, will those believing in Ravan Lila stage Ram Lila in Ayodhya. We have started ‘aarti’ of Saryu the river that has its own importance.”

Yogi referred to schemes incorporated to promote religious and cultural tourism in the state budget and said the people of state gave a befitting reply to the opposition in 2017 assembly elections. “Their reply will be even better in 2019 Lok Sabha elections,” he said. “God is with us. You should pray that you do not go further away from the God,” said Yogi amid slogans of “Har Har Mahadev” from the treasury benches.

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Yogi said his government proposed to make the Kumbh Mela of Prayag Raj (Allahabad) an event that the people watch globally in a joyous mood. “You also must have been going incognito to take a holy dip (at Kumbh) to wash the sins that may have committed knowingly or unknowingly,” said Yogi targeting the opposition.

His government had earmarked Rs 500 crore for development of facilities for the Ardh Kumbha of Allahabad, he said. Other places like Kapilvastu and Naimisharanya would also be developed, he said.

First Published: Jul 20, 2017 15:56 IST