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On campaign trail in Chhattisgarh: Yogi Adityanath hits out at Cong over Ram temple issue

Addressing a poll rally here in Chhattisgarh on the last day of campaigning for the first phase of the State polls, he alleged that the Congress toyed with national security and actively and covertly supported Naxalism in Chhattisgarh

Lormi (Chhattisgarh): Raking up the Ram temple issue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday sought to know whether the Congress was concerned about Lord Ram or Mughal emperor Babur.

While it is a known fact that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya, the matter is pending before the Supreme Court. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal had petitioned before the court that a decision should not been taken over the issue before 2019, he said.

“The Congress should be asked if their relationship is with (Lord) Ram or with foreign invader Babur. The Congress has no idea about the country’s respect and ‘swabhimaan’ (self-respect). The Congress always played with the national security and is now coming in front of you for votes,” the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said.

Addressing a poll rally here in Chhattisgarh on the last day of campaigning for the first phase of the State polls, he alleged that the Congress toyed with national security and actively and covertly supported Naxalism in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand for political gains.

Despite having extensive mineral deposits and forest wealth, Chhattisgarh remained “poor, backward and a BIMARU State” during the Congress rule, he said.

BIMARU – an acronym formed from the first letters of the names of the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh – was coined in the mid-1980s to refer to the poor economic conditions within those states.

“Today, the forest wealth is being used for the welfare of locals. The Adivasis (tribals) and forest dwellers are being given benefits of development schemes,” the priest-turned-politician said.

He said no day passes when at least two to three terrorists are not gunned down by security forces in Kashmir or surrender to the armed forces.

Similarly, no day goes by where people in Naxal-affected states are not being provided complete security by the state governments, the senior BJP leader said.

He said Chhattisgarh could only develop when the BJP governments at the Centre and state worked together.

The elections to the 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly will be held in two phases on 12 and 20 November.

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