Buoyed by the BJP's massive victory in the civic polls in the state, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath today advised Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to remain grounded rather than flying high and criticising the Gujarat model of development.
- Yogi Adityanath advised Rahul Gandhi to not criticise the Gujarat model
- He told Rahul Gandhi to instead learn from the Amethi civic poll defeat
- He was replying to a question on his interpretation of BJP's victory
Without taking Mr Gandhi's name, he said, "It will be better for those criticising the Gujarat model of development that they learn from the defeat in Amethi civic polls and come on the ground to do some work, rather than loosing arrows in the air."
He said this while replying to a question on what was his interpretation of BJP's victory in Amethi, the consistency of Mr Gandhi.
Referring to SP leader and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and Mr Gandhi, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said the civic elections prove that both should be given a farewell.
The BJP's victory shows that it will win all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the next Lok Sabha elections in 2019, he said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here.
While terming the party's victory as acknowledgement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity and the work done by the state government, chief minister Yogi Adityanath also attributed it to political acumen of BJP chief Amit Shah.
Replying to a question on the issue of Ram temple at Ayodhya, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that it would be better if it can be resolved through dialogue between all parties concerned.
Hindus always preferred the dialogue process to resolve the issue but it is the other side (Muslims) who runs away from it, he claimed, adding that the government would cooperate if an amicable and mutually acceptable solution can be reached through talks.
Replying to another question, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said PM Modi is his idol in politics.