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Congress & AAP are barriers in country’s progress, reject them: UP CM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday that the Bharatiya Janata Party was coming back to power in Gujarat with thumping majority.

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday that the Bharatiya Janata Party was coming back to power in Gujarat with thumping majority, according to the surveys of the first phase of assembly elections, and appealed to people to turn up at polling booths in large numbers to vote for the BJP in the final round of elections to be held on Monday.


On the last day of his marathon campaign in Gujarat, CM Yogi said that the double engine government alone can ensure development at the speed of a bullet train and welfare of people while respecting faith and described Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party as “barriers in the country’s progress”, incapable of providing security, prosperity and employment to the people and respecting faith.

Urging voters to reject Congress and AAP, Yogi said: “The voters of Uttar Pradesh have already done it and now it’s your turn. AAP could not even open its account whereas of the 403 seats in UP, Congress only got 2. Even for carrying a body to the cremation ground you need at least four people.”

According to the UP CM, “Under PM Modi’s leadership, “Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat’ is emerging. There is no terrorism, separatism and Naxalism in the country. A new model of secure India has been set. Bulldozer has set a new model. It is not only used in construction, but also runs over criminals and terrorists.”

He remarked: “Gujarat is a model for the country that has provided leadership to the country at every critical juncture right from the period of Lord Krishna to Dayanand Saraswati, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Swami Narayan and now Prime Minister Narendra Modi under whose leadership India’s prestige at the global stage has increased remarkably. In this Amrit Kaal of Indian independence India has defeated the UK which ruled the country for two centuries to become the fifth largest economy of the world. On December 1, India under PM Modi’s leadership also formally took on the mantle to lead G 20, a group of 20 most developed countries that control 80 percent of the world’s resources.”

Yogi added: “Under PM Modi’s leadership for the first time in human history, a vaccine was developed for Covid pandemic so fast. Besides, PM Modi provided free test, treatment and vaccines, in addition to ration to 80 core people. PM Modi has also provided houses, toilets, free electricity, free LPG cylinders and health insurance coverage under Ayushman Bharat to millions of poor people. PM Modi launched PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, which is benefitting farmers immensely. Why didn’t Congress Governments in the past launch such a scheme for farmers. You can’t expect any such thing from Congress or AAP. They have no compassion for the poor and no respect for people’s faith.”

Appealing to people to immolate Congress Party to honour Mahatma Gandhi’s wish, Yogi said that while BJP has honoured people’s faith by starting construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, building Kashi Vishwanath corridor and renovating and beautifying Kedarnath and Badrinath dhams as well as Dwarkapuri and Ujjain’s Mahakaal, during Congress governments devotees were fired at and lathicharged and saints were barred from entering Ayodhya.

Yogi said that prior to PM Modi’s becoming the chief minister of Gujarat, there were frequent riots and curfews in the state and traders and women were unsafe while religious festivals were not celebrated.