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Division, partition in oppn DNA: Yogi Adityanath

He also said the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, between them, were in power in the state for 15 years but left only corruption and anarchy in the name of achievement.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: October 11, 2020 2:48:18 am
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Slamming the Opposition without naming any party, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday warned people of the state to be aware of “divisive elements” in the state who have “division, partition and discrimination in their DNA”.

He also said the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, between them, were in power in the state for 15 years but left only corruption and anarchy in the name of achievement.

Addressing a virtual meeting of BJP office-bearers from booth, division and sector levels in Deoria Assembly constituency, Adityanath said that some people only think about their family when in power, and after electoral defeat try everything possible to “divide people and conspire”.

Deoria, along with six other Assembly segments, is going to the bypolls on November 3. Six of these seats were won by the BJP in 2017 elections, and one by SP.

Without naming the Congress, SP or BSP, Adityanath asked those present at the meeting to guard against “their” nefarious designs. He said, “There are some people who have division and partition in their DNA. They do not like anything whole – they want to cut down everything and divide on the basis of caste, faith, place and religion. It is in their temperament; a part of their DNA.”

He said, “They first divided the country, then they damaged the social structure on the basis of caste. Whenever they are in power they do not care about anyone other than their own family. For them, their family is the country, the whole society; nothing else matters (to these parties)…. When they are out of power, they try every trick in the book to divide people and conspire.”

Adityanath urged party workers to disseminate the message of development brought in under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, “The BJP’s graph is steadily heading northward, which has upset the applecart of the Opposition.”

Claiming that his government worked a lot against the encephalitis disease in UP, Adityanath said that 50,000 children, mostly from poor families, died due to the infection in eastern UP between 1974 and 2017, but no one raised voice for the victims then. Since 2017, the BJP government under him has resolved to “root out encephalitis”, he said.

The Chief Minister also announced that the medical college of Deoria will start full-fledged functioning from the next academic session, and a permanent solution will be found for the constituency’s drainage problem.

Adityanath lashed out at opposition parties for “selling out” sugar mills one after another, which, he said, has disbalanced the sugar economy of the region, which was once considered the state’s sugar bowl.

State BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh, who was also present, exhorted party workers to work on the development model and said the party’s success lies in its efforts toward the development changes brought in by the government.

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