Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said that Rohingyas, who have fled from Myanmar to India, are intruders and not refugees. He also said it is condemnable that some people are expressing sympathy and concern for their plight, according to ANI.
In an exclusive interview to the news agency, Adityanath said, “The Indian government has cleared its status on Rohingyas. Rohingyas from Myanmar in India are not refugees, they are the intruders. This is very condemnable and sad that some people are showing concern towards them, as in Myanmar many innocent Hindus were killed brutally, and it was also found that they (Rohingyas) have a link with terrorist organizations.”
The Government of India has told the Supreme Court that the illegal entry of Rohingyas will cause a threat to national security. “The illegal influx of Rohingyas, in significant numbers, has started into the territory of India since 2012-13 and the Central Government has contemporaneous from security agencies inputs and other authentic material indicating linkages of some of the unauthorised Rohingya immigrants with Pakistan-based terror organisations and similar organisations operating in other countries,” the Centre had said recently in an affidavit to the apex court. ‘
New identity of Uttar Pradesh
During the interview, Adityanath said his government is trying to give a new identity to Uttar Pradesh. “The BJP has completed six months in Uttar Pradesh. Six months is not a long time for a government, but still the path and intentions of the government are now clear,” he told ANI.
“With development and reliability, we have always moved forward. The government has started a new brand of politics in the state. We have tried to give a new identity to Uttar Pradesh which was earlier known for crimes, jungle raj, dynasty politics, casteism, and corruption,” Adityanath added.
Congress will lose Gujarat
The Uttar Pradesh CM predicted that Congress will lose in Gujarat Assembly election this year even as the party’s vice-president has started early campaign in the state. “Rahul Gandhi as the Congress vice-president can go anywhere in the country, but what we hear is that the Congress people themselves say that wherever he (Rahul Gandhi) goes, the party loses that seat or election. Hence, it is decided that the Congress Party will lose in Gujarat,” Adityanath told ANI