Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday that after the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Kashi, the city of temples like Mathura, Vrindavan, Vindhyavasini Dham and Naimish Dham, is also seen waking up. There has been no communal riot in the state, he told a one-day state executive meeting of the BJP in Lucknow and referred to recent festivals, saying for the first time in the state, there was no street namaz on the last Friday before Eid.
Referring to the inauguration of the Kashi Vishwanath temple corridor, Adityanath said that one lakh devotees visit Kashi every day and the place is proving the importance of its name in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti were conducted peacefully. This was the first time that the prayers of the last Friday before Eid did not come out on the streets. There is a place of worship for Namaz, there is a mosque where their religious programs can be held.
Referring to the removal of loudspeakers from religious places, he said, “You must have seen how unnecessary noise got rid of.” Asked to start preparations for the Lok Sabha elections and move ahead with a target of winning 75 out of 80 seats in the state. In 2019, the BJP had won 62 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, while its ally Apna Dal (S) won two seats.
Referring to the Kashi Vishwanath temple corridor, he said, “The awakening (‘angadai’) of Kashi is in front of us after the start of the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.” “All pilgrimage centers like Mathura Vrindavan, Vindhyavasini Dham, Naimish Dham are waking up once again (‘Angadai Lee’). In this situation we all have to move forward once again,” the chief minister said. His remarks came amid legal proceedings over the temple-mosque disputes in Mathura and Varanasi, also known as Kashi. In the meeting, Adityanath said, ‘We have to prepare the ground for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from now on. We should go ahead with the target of winning 75 seats. “With the help of the people and our hard work during Covid, we got better results in the assembly elections. In the 2024 general election, under the leadership of PM Modi, we have to move ahead with the target of winning 75 seats in Uttar Pradesh. Congratulating Modi on completing eight years as prime minister, Adityanath said with the roadmap for 2024, the BJP would be able to achieve its target.
Adityanath said the perception about the state changed after 2017 while Uttar Pradesh is leading the country in more than four dozen schemes. Earlier, addressing the meeting, BJP State President Swatantra Dev Singh congratulated PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda and senior party leaders and people of the state for the party’s victory in the assembly elections.