(India) Yogi Adityanath’s father has an advice for him: Muslim women voted for you, respect all religions

Women in burqa have also voted for him. He needs to respect all religions, win their hearts, Yogi Adityanath’s 84-year-old father Anand Singh Bisht said.

Edited by Shashank Shantanu

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath may be busy in deciding portfolios for his ministers in hectic consultations with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership in New Delhi but his 84-year-old father has an important advice for him.

“He will need to take everyone along. Women in burqa have also voted for him. He needs to respect all religions, win their hearts,” The Times of India quoted Anand Singh Bisht, as saying.

Bisht, a former forest ranger, asserted that his chief minister son now has a huge responsibility on his shoulders and that it was important for him to take people of every section of the society along for overall growth of his state.

He pointed out that Muslim women voted in favour of the BJP in support of party’s stand on the issue of triple talaq. “People from all faiths believe BJP and Adityanath can take them on the path of progress. That has to be kept in mind,” Bisht said.


Speaking in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister vowed to work for development of all sections by creating a “new structure” of progress.

“In Uttar Pradesh, the new model of development will be based on ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’,” emphasised Adityanath, who is known for his firebrand Hindutva image.

“My government will be for everyone, not specifically for any caste or community … We will work for development of all sections and castes and create a new structure of progress,” said the chief minister of the country’s largest state.

He said his government in the state will create a “new model” of development under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Adityanath, the head of Gorakhpur math who was a surprise pick for the post of UP chief minister, said his government will try to create a situation where no riots take place.

The five-time MP asserted this while citing the example of his constituency Gorakhpur.”Of the 304 riots that took place in Uttar Pradesh, not a single riot took place in Gorakhpur,” he said.


First posted in Indiatoday

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