Asaduddin Owaisi attacks UP CM Yogi Adityanath over his Gorakhnath temple stay

"Chief Minister's office is a Constitutional post. Adityanath has failed as an administrator so far, and unfortunately Yogi Adityanath as a mahant is overshadowing," he told reporters.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: October 2, 2017 10:22 pm
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AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi today attacked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his recent visit to the Gorakhnath temple where he performed some rituals as a mahant (priest). Dubbing Adityanath a “failed administrator”, Owaisi alleged that his visit to the temple in Gorakhpur, of which he is the chief priest, was at the cost of the state exchequer.

“Chief Minister’s office is a Constitutional post. Adityanath has failed as an administrator so far, and unfortunately Yogi Adityanath as a mahant is overshadowing,” he told reporters.

Adityanath recently stayed in Gorakhnath temple for five days to perform the rituals as the temple head priest. Owaisi said the act of the UP CM to leave his Lucknow office for five days is a “violation” of a Supreme Court order. “The Uttar Pradesh chief minister staying away from his Lucknow office with all security to perform (rituals) as a mahant for the five days is a violation of the recent Supreme Court order stating that public money cannot be used for religious purposes.

“So, the chief minister going there (Gorakhnath temple) and staying there for five days with all arrangements for his stay in place…whose money is being used? It is the public exchequer which is burdened with the Chief Minister’s stay of five days to perform his duties as the mahant,” Owaisi said.

The AIMIM chief clarified that he didn’t have any issues whatsoever with anyone performing his religious functions and duties. “There is a thin line separating the Constitutional duty and public beliefs. Unfortunately, the present UP CM has blurred that line. I would say that in the interest of propriety and in the interest of general public, the CM should not engage himself in any such activities which leads to the direct conflict with his Constitutional duties,” Owaisi said.

He termed as the “travesty of justice” the notice sent by the Foreigners’ Tribunal to a Assam-based retired JCO, asking him to prove his Indian citizenship. “Mohd Azmal Hoque retired as a JCO from Indian Army after serving for 30 years…Now he is being asked to prove whether he is a citizen of this country or not. This is a travesty of justice. It cannot be more painful for any Army personnel who has served this country honourably that after 30 years of service he is being asked by the BJP government in Assam to prove his nationality,” he said.

Referring to Hoque’s case, Owaisi said the BJP government in the north-eastern state has taken a “deliberate” step to “demean” people by asking them to prove their nationality. “I hope the common sense will prevail on the Assam government and they will stop doing this kind of activity, which is nothing but targetting Indian citizens who are living peacefully in Assam,” he added.

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    A Gopal
    Oct 4, 2017 at 4:14 pm
    Failed leader, first concentrate on issues of your cons uencies which is the scandal of the rich old arab sheikhs marrying off poor and young girls. All of them were arrested and at that point of time you had nothing to say.Shame and Disgrace. A great Bhakth of the Indian Cons ution when it comes to not singing the National Anthem as the Indian Cons ution gives him that freedom but is an opponent of the same Indian Cons ution as it mandates the Uniform Civil Code to which you are opposed.
    1. K
      Oct 4, 2017 at 5:22 pm
      1. K
        Oct 4, 2017 at 5:23 pm
        YOGI is most immediate CM of the country, he is conman supposed to be arrested for this past crime, but criminal gang of BJP gave this charges to a criminal. India turning to be a criminal gang country headed by top 10 google searched criminal.
      2. T
        Oct 4, 2017 at 12:22 am
        Dear failed MP, You please concentrate your cons uency and develop it first.. rather spending all your energy in creticisising BJP govt n leaders.. first give up your subsidy on haj
        1. G
          Oct 3, 2017 at 9:45 pm
          Totally Valid Points. This kind of activities are not telerated in many western socialistic and democratic countries.. but in India, people are blinded by religion and turn blind eye even when they know the opposite person is looting them on the name of religion. I dotn support Yogi's act!! People servant cant act like this.
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            Farhat khan
            Oct 3, 2017 at 8:49 pm
            Asad owaisi criticism of Adityanath stay in temple smacks of calculated political strategy of Sangh in uniting Hindu votes and the darker truth is owaisi is working for Sangh agenda as a pawn . Why Owaisi as MP not criticised the Telangana CM Shri KCR for donating crowns worth crores to temples if it's a question of public money , as this shows owaisi is playing a game to protect himself and his asserts worth thousands of crores through dirty politics which is detrimental not only to insecure Muslim minority but will lead to a Myanmar like situation to the advantage of Sangh parivar.
            1. V
              Oct 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm
              Let Mr. Owaisi know that public exchequer is proposed to be spent on his proposed idea to give refugee/citizen status to Rohingya Muslims. Who has given him the authority to propose idea which would promote wasteful expenditure. Also let him advocate withdrawal of Haj subsidy then talk about Yogi.
              1. kamal singh rawat
                Oct 3, 2017 at 8:42 pm
                Kyaaa Baaat hain .....But U R forgetting India is a SIKULAR Country
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