LUCKNOW: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said Congress, SP and BSP had same character and were driven by greed for power.
Addressing rallies in Bahraich, Barabanki, Jalalpur and Ghosi, Yogi accused the opposition of not having any interest in the welfare of country and citizens. “Anarchy, corruption and dishonesty top their agenda when they come to power,” Yogi said. “They don’t even shy away from supporting terrorism. They are not liking the dilution of Article 370 and are speaking the language of Pakistan,” he said.
Yogi said improving law and order and curbing corruption were top priorities of his government. “Criminals are either behind bars or have fled the state,” he said. Yogi attacked previous SP government and said riots took place every other day in Akhilesh Yadav’s regime. “There was loss of property and restrictions were imposed on celebration of festivals. But now, no riots take place and all festivals are celebrated with zeal,” he said.
The CM said the government provided over 2 lakh jobs to youth in last 30 months. “There were no complaints of any wrongs,” Yogi said.
The government is also promoting sports by constructing open gymnasium and sports ground in every village, he said.
Addressing a meeting at Bapu Inter College ground, Kopagunj, Mau, Yogi said byelections do not affect ruling party or government, but they do send a message.
“ Upchunav se sarkar ya sattadhari party ka kuchh banta-bigadta nahi hai. Lekin ek sandesh jata hai (Bypolls don’t affect government or ruling party, but give a message,” Yogi said.
Urging people to vote for Vijay Rajbhar, a vegetable seller, fielded by BJP from Ghosi, Yogi said the party chose him as he is a dedicated worker.
“It is only BJP where ordinary workers can become Prime Minister, party president, MPs and MLAs. In contrast, Congress, SP and BSP patronise families, anarchy and corruption.”
“Ghosi MLA Phagu Chauhan was made governor of Bihar while other MLA Dara Singh Chauhan is a cabinet minister,” Yogi said, keeping caste equations in the constituency in mind.
If people ensure Vijay’s victory, he will carry forward the development started by Phagu Chauhan, he added.
Referring to jailed mafia don-turned-MLA, Mukhtar Ansari , without taking his name, Yogi said, ‘Today, there is rule of law in the state. Those who used to brandish pistols and rifles publicly are either in jail or begging for their life. No criminal is allowed to create terror in the state.”
Wooing Rajbhars, the CM said his government renamed medical college in Bahraich after Maharaja Suheldeo where admissions will start from coming academic session.
(With inputs from Mau)