Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday lashed out at the previous Uttar Pradesh governments of Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) led by Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati respectively and said that people of the state had forgotten the definition of ‘Vikaas’ (development) here in 15 years of misrule – he was speaking at a CNN News18 event.
Speaking on the farmer suicide issue, the chief minister added that there has been a decline in the number and Uttar Pradesh government is working towards making them self-reliant. Speaking on the current infighting in Samajwadi Party clan, Adityanath said that Akhilesh Yadav-led party is set to break into factions. He said that he never stops opposition from holding a discussion. “We have said this in our sankalp patra that we are committed to the cause of Ram Mandir. We have promised Ram Mandir and we are committed,” Adityanath said.
Speaking on the allegation made against him in the past, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that he wishes to work for people and is not bothered by remarks made by others. Adityanath also spoke on the issue of Triple Talaq and said: “We are collecting all the memorandums from the women and we will submit them to the Supreme Court. State Government will take all the measures to stop this tradition.”
“If we talk about women empowerment, we must stop traditions such as triple talaq. I thank those Muslim men who have rasied their voices against this practice,” he added.
He also shared his vision for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Adityanath said: “Whoever thinks about development will come to power in 2019. We will get 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh and more than 400 in Lok Sabha elections in 2019.”