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For Cong, it is family first, but for BJP, it is nation first: Yogi Adityanath

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By Arun Pratap Singh

Dehradun/Srinagar, 14 Apr: Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, a hugely popular BJP leader in Uttarakhand, held several public meetings in the state, today, related to the Parliamentary elections. Beginning his rally today in Srinagar, he later also addressed rallies in Dehradun and Roorkee. Yesterday, he had held a rally in Haldwani in support of the BJP candidate and the Union Minister of State, Ajay Bhatt. Today, he sought people’s support for the BJP candidate from Garhwal seat, Anil Baluni, in Srinagar, for BJP candidate from Tehri, Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah at Bannu School Grounds in Race Course in Dehradun, and for BJP candidate from Haridwar seat, Trivendra Singh Rawat at Roorkee.

In Dehradun, Yogi Adityanath addressed a rally for 19 minutes seeking support for Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah and Trivendra Singh Rawat. He presented before the public issues ranging from the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya to the economic growth, and the much improved law and order situation in UP.

During his address in Dehradun, he sought the blooming of the Lotus (the election symbol of BJP) in all the 5 Lok Sabha seats. Yogi Adityanath started the speech with slogans of Badrinath Dham, Maa Ganga, Yamuna and Har Har Mahadev. He also paid tribute to Baba Bhimrao Ambedkar on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Referring to the manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Yogi Adityanath said that the upcoming action plan has been kept in the manifesto with the objective of uplifting youth, women, the poor and farmers. Adityanath said that by winning all the 80 seats of Uttar Pradesh and five seats of Uttarakhand, this bouquet of 85 seats would be a gift to Modi from these two states in the interest of the nation.

Yogi Adityanath also mentioned the work done at Kashi Vishwanath Dham, Kedarnath and Badrinath in his speech. He said that the public has already made up its mind to bring back only those who installed Ram Lala in the temple in Ayodhya.

While launching an attack on Congress, he said that Congress has merely indulged in spreading casteism and appeasement in the country. BJP has established the Ram temple after hundreds of years along with effectively dealing with Naxalism, terrorism and abrogation of Article 370 from the Constitution in relation to Jammu and Kashmir.

Yogi Adityanath said that some people tell him that, if strong action is taken against criminals in Uttar Pradesh, then the mafia from UP comes to Uttarakhand and seeks refuge here, but he asserted that he will not leave the mafia in a condition that they could come to Uttarakhand and defile the Devbhoomi by committing crimes. He also noted that there is a deep connection and relation between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and no one can break it. When the river water flows from Uttarakhand, it helps in making UP into a better state.

Yogi added that a path to hell has also been opened for the mafia of UP before jail. Warning the people against voting in favour of Congress, Adityanath asserted that the party does not even respect the faith of the majority community in the country and, therefore, there is no justification in bringing the Congress to power. People need to see and feel what Modi has done for the country and vote him back to power. He also appealed to the people to ensure that over 50 percent voting is completed within the first 3 hours on 19 April. This, he said, would ensure a huge win for Modi.

Yogi also addressed a rally in Roorkee in favour of BJP candidate from Haridwar, Trivendra Singh Rawat. Earlier in the day, he addressed a public meeting in Srinagar Garhwal, where he noted that Pauri district has produced great leaders and patriots. He said that coming to Uttarakhand gives him a strong spiritual experience. Yogi Adityanath said that Lord Shiva resides in every corner of Uttarakhand, due to which it is called Devbhoomi. He said that due to the rivers originating in Uttarakhand, UP is also prosperous. Adityanath said that BJP’s manifesto had been released today. This manifesto has the concept and blueprint for a developed India.

Adityanath appealed to every BJP worker to read the manifesto. He said that the workers should go among the public with the manifesto and make people well aware of the promises made by the BJP. He said that, today, the present generation is seeing India changing before its eyes. On the other hand, the Congress does not have a national agenda and it is only driven by narrow self-interests.

Adityanath added that India has changed in the last 10 years. The value of the Indian passport has increased globally. The borders of the country have been secured. He said that Uttarakhand is fortunate that the country’s first CDS, Bipin Rawat, was from here. He said that, during the Congress rule, more than 150 districts were Naxal affected. Today their number has been reduced to five or six. Radical terrorism has ended in Kashmir. Article 370 has been abolished by the Modi government. Today democracy is getting stronger in Jammu and Kashmir. North-Eastern states are also being given importance. Yogi Adityanath said that a lot of work has been done regarding infrastructure in Uttarakhand. Life in the mountains is changing due to Chardham road construction and the Rishikesh-Karnaprayag Railway project.

Yogi Adityanath said, ‘This time we cross 400.’ He said that, even in Uttarakhand, there is widespread discussion about the guarantee of completion of ‘Modi’s Guarantee’. He added said that the Modi government at the Centre is implementing the schemes of governance without discrimination with the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath and Sabka Vikas’. Attacking the Congress, Yogi said that for Congress people, ‘family comes first’ and for Modi, ‘nation first’.

In Dehradun, BJP’s National General Secretary Dushyant Gautam, Rajya Sabha MP and Party’s national treasurer Naresh Bansal, Vinay Rohilla and a large number of local MLAs were also present. In Roorkee, BJP candidate Trivendra Singh Rawat, outgoing MP and former CM RP Nishank and local MLA Pradeep Batra were present.