Urban Local body elections: Adityanath likens poll to ‘devasur sangram’
Referring to the Uttar Pradesh local body elections as “Devasur Sangram” (battle between deities and demons), Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said the election is the perfect opportunity to teach a lesson to the demonic corrupt, miscreants, mafia and criminals.
Noting that from the land of Naimisharanya, Maharishi Dadhichi once donated his bones to make weapons for the victory of the divine forces, the Chief Minister said, “Yeh chunav bhi humare liye kisi Devasur Sangam se kam nahi hai…. jo danav ke roop mein brahstachari hai, durachari hai, mafia aur apradhi pravriti ke hai inko dar kinar karne mein (This election is no less than a fight between deities and demons to keep corrupts, miscreants, mafias and criminal-minded people
“Nine years ago, people looked at India with suspicion. But India’s citizens are respected now because of the way things have changed,” said the chief minister addressing a public meeting in Naimisharayana area of Sitapur district.
Seeking support for the BJP candidates, Adityanath said, “Basic facilities will start reaching every home as soon as the third engine joins the double-engine government. The benefits of the government’s schemes will be made available to everyone without discrimination.”
The chief minister said on the lines of Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura-Vrindavan, the government is giving a facelift to Naimisharayana that would boost religious tourism and create employment opportunities for the local youth.
“Naimisharanya will undergo a facelift on the lines of Kashi, Ayodhya, and Mathura. After Naimisharanya’s rejuvenation, religious tourism will create employment opportunities in every sector,” said the chief minister.
Adityanath said that Naimisharayana has always served as the centre of faith and dates back thousands of years. Naimishnath Devaraja temple dedicated to Vishnu is located in Naimisaranyam in Sitapur district.
“Kashi is shining, a grand Shri Ram temple is being constructed in Ayodhya. The work of rejuvenation of Mathura-Vrindavan is going on and now it is the turn of Naimisharanya,” he said.
Stating that the government has started the work of rejuvenating Naimisharanya, Adityanath said, “Very soon, electric buses will begin operating in this area. Not only this, helicopter service is also going to start here in the next few months. Roads will be widened. If Naimisharanya is rejuvenated, lakhs of crores of tourists will come here, generating employment in every sector.”
He also noted that carpets manufactured in the area under the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme are in high demand in the United States as well as Europe.
Talking about ‘Operation Kaveri’ to evacuate Indians stuck in war-torn Sudan, Adityanath said, “Whenever there is a crisis anywhere in the world, everyone looks up to India. India has been successful in evacuating its citizens from Sudan. Hundreds of UP residents have also been brought back from Sudan safely.”
Besides Naimisharanya, the chief minister also addressed public meetings in Lakhimpur Kheri, Balrampur and Gorakhpur, seeking support for BJP candidates to provide the country with a system free from crime and corruption that will transform cities into smart cities instead of garbage dumps.
In Lakhimpur, the chief minister promised to turn the region into an ‘Eco-Tourism hub’ and the development of the Gola Gokaran Nath Dham corridor.
— With PTI Inputs