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Yogi Adityanath Says Only BJP Can Build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

The UP chief minister also criticised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, saying people were flaunting the ‘janeu’ (sacred thread) for votes.

Updated:December 24, 2018, 9:33 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday took a dig at the Opposition over the Ram Mandir issue, saying only the BJP could build the temple in Ayodhya.

“Some people were saying that they will only vote for the party that will build Ram temple. Whenever it happens and whoever does it, I assure you we’ll be the ones to do it, nobody else can do it,” Adityanath said in Lucknow in his address at the Yuva Kumbh programme.

He added, "India is a nation, and it has only one culture. India has a thought (soch). Here languages, castes, regions, eating habits, dialects may be different. From a political point of view there can be differences in India, but the country has one culture, which isknown as "Hindu culture. And, all of us should feel proud about it."

The UP chief minister also criticised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, saying people were flaunting the ‘janeu’ (sacred thread) for votes. Adityanath has attacked Gandhi earlier too, saying people who had described themselves as 'accidentally Hindus' were now realising that they were Hindus in the real sense and it was a victory of Sanatan faith.

Speaking about the preparations being made for the upcoming Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the chief minister alleged that Hindu festivals and traditions were often insulted. “Even Kumbh was termed as anti-youth, anti-dalit, anti-women and anti-environment. Prayagraj Kumbh will reflect Indian culture globally,” he said.

Without naming anyone, Adityanath said, "We have the opportunity of understanding these conspiracies, which represent the negativities in the country and making an effort to push the country towards disintegration.Preparations will be made to hatch this conspiracy at every level, but it is important that we have to remain alert".

On employment generation in the state, the Chief Minister said process is on to recruit 69,000 teachers and 50,00 0policemen in the state, which will be completed in the initial month of 2019.
He said the One District, One Productscheme will generate jobs for 20 lakh youth in the next five years and that an investment climate was being created.

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