On the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday said that the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party “should be hanged” as they are hurdles to the country’s security and development.
Adityanath was speaking at Dholka in Ahmedabad. The campaigning for the second phase of the elections ended at 5 pm Saturday.
The Chief Minister also said Mahatma Gandhi wanted the Congress to be “dissolved” after Independence and that the time has now come “to fulfil Bapu’s dream”.
At another public meeting in Kheda, he said that only the BJP can guarantee security to citizens and hailed his measure of using bulldozers against “professional rioters” in Uttar Pradesh.
“After the country got Independence, he (Gandhi) said ‘India has become independent, there is no need for Congress anymore, it must be dissolved… Congress ko visarjan ka jo sapna Bapu ka hai, us sapne ko saakaar karne ka waqt aa gaya hai (It is time to dissolve the Congress and fulfil Gandhi’s dream),” the BJP leader said in Dholka.
“The Congress and Aam Aadmi Party, which are hurdles to the country’s security and development, hang them to death and end their existence (usko phaansi par daal dijiye, samapt kar dijiye),” Adityanath added.
Speaking on the failure of the AAP and Congress to make an impact in the UP Assembly election held in February-March this year, Adityanath said: “The AAP did not even open its account. The Congress won two seats of the total 403. Ram naam satya hai bolne ke liye bhi chaar log chahiye hota hai.”
He later headed to Kheda, where he was accompanied by Gordhan Zadafia, vice-president of Gujarat BJP and former minister of state for home affairs. “Now we don’t have communal riots in UP also. Everyone has become quiet. Otherwise, there would be a riot every other day… We print the photos of rioters. Unki sampatti bhi apne kabze mein le li aur jahan avashyakta padi, woh peshewar dangayio jinhone peechle vipaksh ke shaashankal mein antoot sampatti archit ki thi, wahan par humne bulldozer chalane mein bhi koi sankoch nahi kiya (We took the properties of rioters in our possession, and wherever necessary, professional rioters who accumulated inexhaustible wealth during the Opposition’s rule, we did not hesitate to run bulldozers as well).”
Adityanath also addressed a third public gathering at Khambhat in Anand later in the day, broadly repeating his speech from Dholka and Kheda. He added that “to proceed with the development in Gujarat at the speed of bullet train, a double engine government is necessary in Gujarat”.
Gujarat will vote in the second phase of the Assembly polls on Monday. The results will be announced on December 8.