Assam Assembly Elections 2021: Lord Ram is the identity of India, says Yogi in poll-bound state
UP CM Yogi Adityanath who was in Assam said that Lord Ram represents India's culture, identity, civilisation, foundation and etiquette, without whom the nation will not function
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that Lord Ram represents India's culture, identity, civilisation, foundation and etiquette, without whom the nation will not function. Addressing an election rally at Hojai in central Assam, Adityanath said that since Ram is the symbol of the nation, people of all ages are chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' with love and respect.
Yogi who was in Assam said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped the 'Look East Policy' and instead implemented the 'Act East Policy' for the holistic development of the region. By repealing Article 370, terrorism has been uprooted in Jammu and Kashmir. Before the abolition of Article 370, Assamese people or other Indians were not allowed to purchase land in J&K.”
"The Congress had imposed restrictions on the movement of people from other parts of India to Kashmir. But now with the abolition of Article 370, any Indian can buy property there," he added.
The BJP leader also said that if any one talks about triple talaq now, he will be put in jail. "The NDA government headed by Narendra Modi gave freedom to the Muslim women by declaring triple talaq as illegal," he said.
Appreciating India's Covid-19 management, the Uttar Pradesh CM said that even US President Joe Biden has appreciated Modi for effectively handling the Covid-19 pandemic in India, vaccinating its citizens and also sending vaccines to the friendly countries.
CONGRESS SLAMS BJP
The Congress in Assam in a statement said that the party is amazed at the remark of Adityanath that Srimanta Sankardeva, a 15th century Vaishnavite Saint, was fighting against infiltrators at that time.
Congress spokesperson Bobbeeta Sharma said, “This proves how much they know about the culture they claim they are going to protect. While Yogi-ji talks about much revered 15th century saint Srimanta Sankardeva fighting against infiltrators, he should know exactly what Srimanta Sankardeva fought against.”
She added that Srimanta Sankardeva was against the exploitation of people by those who followed the ideologies and dogmas laid down by Manusmriti and also against idol worship.
(With inputs from IANS)