At Last, Congress Won Polls : Yogi Adityanath Speaks
The Congress’ lies will start unraveling soon, and that will make our future battles even easier,” Yogi Adityanath said at Patna’s Mahavir temple
A day after the BJP was pushed out of power from three major states in the Hindi heartland, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday downplayed the Congress’ victories by saying that it had achieved electoral success through deceit.
He halted on his way back from Janakpur in Nepal. He had gone to the neighboring country to participate in the ‘Vivah Panchami’ celebrations at the Janaki temple.
Mr. Adityanath, who campaigned extensively for the recent assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana, also met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during his stopover at the state capital. Addressing media persons, the BJP leader said that victories and defeats were part of the democratic process and one should accept both outcomes in all humility. “But we never bask in our victories while blaming our defeats on electronic voting machines (EVMs), unlike our rivals who practice serious double standards in this regard. When they win, they immediately start worshipping the EVMs,”
he claimed. Mr Adityanath, however, rejected suggestions that his reported comment on Lord Hanuman’s caste had antagonized voters. “I did not say anything about Bajrang Bali’s caste. I only said that Lord Hanuman resides in spirituality, and spirituality exists in people of all caste,” he said. A right-wing group in Rajasthan has sent a legal notice to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, asking him to apologize within three days for allegedly calling the Hindu deity a Dalit during an election rally in Alwar district.
The Congress scored a thumping win in Chhattisgarh, won by a narrow margin in Rajasthan, and emerged victorious in Madhya Pradesh in alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party and Independents.
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