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Once Ram temple built in C'garh, it'll be constructed in Ayodhya: UP CM

ANI  |  Lormi (Chhattisgarh) [India] 

What amounts to retreating his commitment to build a temple in Ayodhya, during a campaign rally in on Saturday said that once temple is built in his maternal state Chhattisgarh, it will also be constructed in

Adityanath addressed a gathering in poll bound Chhattisgarh's Lormi where he said, "During my earlier visit I had said once Lord Ram's temple is constructed at his maternal residence, then it will certainly be built at his birthplace too. I would like to express my gratitude to the people of Raipur for constructing a grand temple."

As per Indian mythology Ram has deep connect with as his mother was from Kaushal near Raipur and he himself spent 14 years in exile, while living in now in It is the same area where his wife was abducted.

Adityanath further added that Chhattisgarh is Lord Ram's maternal homeland and today the matter of his 'janambhoomi' is sub-judice before the "had appealed to the that the matter should not be taken up before 2019. One should ask the if is related to Lord Ram or is it associated with an outsider Babar," he said.

Further sharpening his attack on the Rahul Gandhi led party, UP CM Adityanath said: "promoted in this region for their own selfish motives. BJP government is taking strict measures to combat it which has become a threat to the people in this region. Congress toyed with security for their political benefits."

The also claimed that the BJP's top priority is security while the Congress did at the cost of security. "Be it Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, north-eastern states or Kashmir, Congress did at the cost of national security. But for the BJP, national security is top priority. We have never tolerated any threat to national security. No one has the liberty to toy with national security."

Lauding the led for eliminating terrorists from the Valley and taking strict measures against anti-social and anti-national elements in areas like and Chhattisgarh, the said: "There is hardly any day when two to four terrorists are not gunned down in Moreover, each day action is being taken against Naxals. They too are surrendering before our forces."

Claiming that the BJP has been tirelessly working for the rights and welfare of the poor, he said, "For the first time after independence a announced that by 2022 no poor in will be without a house. Had there not been a BJP government at the Centre, the people in Chhattisgarh wouldn't have received the houses, which they are receiving now."

Chhattisgarh witnessed an intense political slugfest on Friday ahead of the first phase assembly poll due on November 12. The first phase of elections comprises 18 seats distributed in eight Naxal-affected districts of the state. Of these, 12 are reserved for Scheduled Tribes, while one is Scheduled Caste reserved seat.

The polling for remaining 72 seats will take place on November 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 11. A total of 1,291 candidates are in the fray for the two-phased state polls.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 15:14 IST
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