Appointing ‘extremist’ Yogi not in favour of nation: Congress


New Delhi, March 20: The Congress party on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s newly-elected Uttar Pradesh Chief Miniser Yogi Adityanath is an ‘extremist,’ and his appointment is not in favour of the nation.

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge slammed Adityanath as person who does not believe in the constitution, social justice, freedom of expression and freedom of religion.

Such a person who only knows to run on in his own ideology can never be favourable for the nation, said Kharge.

His image and the statements that he has made in parliament, his ideologies that he has presented make it clear that he is an extremist,” said Kharge.

Adding further, Kharge said it is the decision of BJP and we congratulate him for the appointment as UP CM, “But this choice of BJP is not in favour of the nation.”

Another Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said it would be a challenge for the new government to fulfill the promises made by them during the elections.

“They should fulfill their promises. Law and order will have to be improved,” said Shukla.

Opposition parties including Shiv Sena, BSP, JDU and CPI-M have also criticised the appointment of firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath as UP CM. They have slammed PM Modi for breaching his poll promise of development and by appointing Yogi BJP is sticking to politics of spreading divide among people.

Yogi Adityanath took oath as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister yesterday.

Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma were sworn in as deputy chief ministers of the state. In the assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh, BJP had bagged 312 seats, and its allies 13, taking the alliance’s tally to 325 in the 403-member Assembly.

Wefornews Bureau

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