If Congress Wins, They Will Bring Sharia Law: Yogi Adityanath's Big Charge

The UP Chief Minister claimed that terrorism has been finished in India during the tenure of the Modi government.

Yogi Adityanath said if votes go to the wrong place, terrorism and mafia rule will return.


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday made serious allegations against the Congress and said the grand old party has in its election manifesto expressed its intention to implement the 'Sharia law' in the country and redistribute people's property.

Addressing an election rally in Amroha, Adityanath said, "The Congress and its allies have betrayed the country and have once again come to you with their false manifesto. If you look at the Congress' manifesto, they say that if they form a government, we will implement Sharia law." "You tell me, will this country be run by the Constitution made by Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar or by Shariat?" he asked.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has in his election rallies said the Congress has included redistribution of people's property in its manifesto.

"Congress people talk in their manifesto that they will implement 'vyaktigat kanoon' (personal laws). That means Sharia law will be implemented because Modi ji stopped the practice of triple talaq," Adityanath said.

"They say that we will again restore personal law. These people will implement Sharia law...," he added.

Escalating his attack, Yogi Adityanath alleged, "The Congress manifesto says that they will take people's property and distribute it. Do you want to allow the Congress and Samajwadi Party to loot your property?" "Look at the condition of these shameless people. On one hand, they are eying on your property and the other hand they are making the mafia and criminals their necklace and reciting Fatiha in their name," he added.

Referring to a comment made by former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in 2006, Yogi Adityanath said, "When Dr Manmohan Singh ji was the Prime Minister, he had said that Muslims have the first right to the country's resources..." "So where will our Dalits, backward classes, Kharagvanshis, Pals, poor and farmers go? Where will the mothers and sisters go, where will the youth go?" he asked.

The chief minister claimed that terrorism has been finished in India during the tenure of the Modi government.

"There was an atmosphere of fear and terror in the country 10 years ago, people were afraid. After 2014, terrorism was controlled and by 2019, Modi ji did such a thing that the root of terrorism Jammu Kashmir's Article 370 was abolished. Today terrorism has been destroyed in India," he said.

Adityanath claimed that now whenever there is a loud burst of firecrackers somewhere, Pakistan clarifies that it has no involvement.

"Pakistan is afraid that even by mistake, a terrorist incident takes place in India and some innocent citizen is killed, they will have to face consequences," he said.

In his address at an election rally in Baghpat, Yogi Adityanath said the Congress got a chance to rule the nation for 65 years, but they did nothing.

The BJP leader also used the occasion to take a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

"The slogan of poverty eradication which was given by the grandmother (Indira Gandhi) is now being repeated by the grandson (Rahul Gandhi) like a parrot. They (Congress) don't have any vision. When they were ousted from power by the people of the country, they again remembered the idea of eradicating poverty," said Adityanath.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has truly done the work of eradicating poverty," he added.

Adityanath while seeking votes for NDA candidate Rajkumar Sangwan (of RLD) said the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) do dynastic politics.

"The SP gave all tickets to its own family members," he added.

Yogi Adityanath said if votes go to the wrong place, terrorism and mafia rule will return.

"The rights of farmers and the poor will again be subject to robbery. Not only this, our daughters and the businessman will again be unsafe," Yogi Adityanath said.

"If we cast our votes for the BJP and its allies, terrorism will be eliminated across the border and mafia and criminals in the country will be sent on the journey of ram naam satya," he added.

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Jayant Chaudhury was also present on this occasion.

Amroha and Baghpat will go to polls in the second phase on April 26. 

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