1. At Ram’s birthplace, Yogi Agityanath tells critics: Shut up, you have no right to interfere in my personal faith

At Ram’s birthplace, Yogi Agityanath tells critics: Shut up, you have no right to interfere in my personal faith

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday tried to silence the critics, saying they have no right to interfere in my personal faith.

By: | Noida | Published: October 19, 2017 12:21 PM
yogi adityanath, ayodhya, ram janmabhoomi, diwali, yogi adityanath ayodya, ayodhya diwali Yogi Adityanath celebrating Diwali on the banks of river Saryu in Ayodhya today. (Twitter/UP govt)

Amid attacks from the opposition over grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya and his visit to the Ram Janmabhoomi site in the temple town, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday tried to silence the critics, saying they have no right to interfere in my personal faith.

“It is also my personal faith. How can the opposition interfere in that,” Yogi was quoted as saying by ANI on his visit to the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya. “Devotees from the country and across the world come to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi. I went there to see the security, amenities and cleanliness facilities,” the UP Chief Minister said, adding, “Made it clear to them (authorities) that certain things need to be worked upon here like drainage system, drinking water, toilets.”

The CM further said, “Need to run Swachhta Abhiyan effectively here. I have directed the administration to ensure basic facilities to people here. “Yogi also denied criticism that his focus is not on criticism. “As the CM, it is my duty and I am committed towards the development of every place of the state…The opposition has no work. There is a transparent government in UP now. How can we expect any good from negative powers?” he said.

On Wednesday, Adityanath also asked critics not to see any political design behind his government’s efforts to develop the temple town Ayodhya. “Ram Rajya means progress, the abolition of poverty and no discrimination,” CM Yogi Adityanath said. The state government wants to realise the dream of a ‘Ram Rajya’ through development, he said.

In a speech that began amid shouts of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ at his government’s mega ‘Deepotsav’ event, Adityanath hit out at critics saying there were some who opposed all his actions no matter what he did.

“Ayodhya gave the concept of Ram Rajya – where there is no poverty, pain, grief or discrimination,” Adityanath said, adding that the real meaning of Ram Rajya is a home for everyone and electricity and LPG cylinders for every household.

“There are some who are used to opposing everything we do. If I come to Ayodhya they raise questions and if I don’t they say I am afraid of coming here. Now they are saying that the Ayodhya programme is to divert the attention of people. I am here with my work, including loan waivers, wheat purchase etc,
done in the past six months,” he said.

Attacking opposition parties further, the UP chief minister said his government did not discriminate on the basis of caste or religion unlike what happened earlier. “We don’t discriminate on the basis of caste, creed and religion. In the previous ‘Ravan Raj’, there was discrimination on basis of family, caste and other factors,” he said.

Yogi also said he found it below dignity to even to react to “insulting and dirty” allegations leveled by the opposition.

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  1. A S Dasan
    Oct 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm
    The money spent at Ayodhya for Diwali celebrations is from the Exchequer of the State. Therefore, Yogi Adityanath has no right to say: shut up. Let him spend his personal wealth to practise his personal faith at home. He is misusing every agency of the State to celebrate what he gloats about as his personal faith. Non-sense of first order! I wish he spent all his energy and the resources of the State to save the dying children in govt. hospitals in UP. That would a true sign of his commitment to development.
    1. R
      Oct 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm
      I agree with you! Like wise people should not interfere in someone's personal food habit.
      1. Jn Thimmaiah
        Oct 19, 2017 at 4:16 pm
        Keep it up Yogiji. When the elephant walks the dogs bark.
        1. Divakar Yadavalli
          Oct 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm
          I dont know understand, what is ramjanbhoomi and yogi adityanathji news of this article is doing in financial express. It is not thing to do with finance or economics.Correct??
          1. George Cv
            Oct 19, 2017 at 2:28 pm
            Is the taxpayer paying for yogi's celebration of his PERSONAL FAITH ?
            1. D
              Oct 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm
              better than spending tax payers money for forcible conversion to your religion
              1. A
                Oct 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm
                Rightly said.Spending of Tax payer money is example of BSP Govt(own Mayawati Statue's) Samajwadi Govt(Party functions,Ifftar Party, Renovation of prayer places).So George CV be neutral or shut your mouth.
              2. AKELLA567
                Oct 19, 2017 at 4:32 pm
                The money is spent from endowment fund contributed by Hindus to various temples in the state like Kashi, Mathura, etc. Hope clarfied your doubt!
              3. Murugesa Pandian
                Oct 19, 2017 at 1:28 pm
                Finally children death has been stopped in UP.Thank you Heaven !
                1. B
                  Oct 19, 2017 at 12:44 pm
                  So what about others faith sir? Do you and your bhakts and cow vigilants have right to question Muslims, christians and other classes in the society... First, show respect and then take it Sir...
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