Raising the heat on the opposition in the run-up to the 2022 assembly election, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today attacked the Indian National Congress (INC) for “planting the root of terrorism in 1952” with Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Taking a veiled swipe at primary opponent Samajwadi Party, the BJP leader said that under the Bharatiya Janata Party, there would not be a “mafia raj” and “no one will dare to instigate riots”.
“If BJP government is in the state, no one will dare to instigate riots, no anti-social element can dare so… No mafia will dare to capture the property of the poor. If they dare, a bulldozer of the state government will run over their chest,” the chief minister Yogi Adityanath said.
Known to run the government with a whip, Yogi Adityanath has exuded confidence that the BJP will return to power in the state and script history.
“During the SP government, cases against terrorists were withdrawn, terrorists were worshiped, and cases were lodged against Hindus. When we came to power, we waived off farm loan while SP withdrew cases against terrorists who attacked Ram Janmabhoomi,” he said.
On 15 September, Yogi Adityanath had told reporters that the BJP would return to power next year with over 350 seats in the 403-strong state assembly.
“I am coming back… What has not happened in the past 35 years will happen next year. When I assumed office, I saw rampant corruption in the state administration. Be it in tenders or land, the Samajwadi Party and BSP governments were riddled in corruption. Today, when the BJP is working for the development of people, they are having issues,” he had said last month.
After the Congress, Adityanath also accused the previous Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for “withdrawing” cases against terrorists and “filing complaints against Hindus”.
Meanwhile, he heaped praise for his governance in Uttar Pradesh and said, “No mafia will dare to capture the property of the poor, if they dare, a bulldozer of the state government will run over their chest.”