Targeting previous Uttar Pradesh governments I need money now, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday that previously, public funds were spent on “kabristan” (Muslim), but under the BJP exemption, funds are used for the redevelopment of temples (Hindus).
Addressing an event hosted at Ram Katha Park by the government of Uttar Pradesh as part of the Deepotsav celebrations, he also announced that beneficiaries of Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna will continue to receive a free ration until Holi next year. I need money now
He said the program, which was put in place to provide free rations to the poor during the Covid-19 pandemic, was due to expire in November of this year, but his government decided to extend it until Holi (March ) next year because the “pandemic is not over yet.”
Under this program, he said, beneficiaries will receive salt, sugar, dal and oil as well as wheat and rice, which will benefit 15 million people in Uttar. Pradesh.
The Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are expected to take place early next year.
The Chief Minister also launched 50 different projects worth Rs 661 crore.
Adityanath said: “Pehle pradesh ka ye paisa kabristan ke border by kharch hota tha, aaj mandiron ke punarnirman by kharch ho raha hai (Previously, state money was spent on the kabristan border. Today it is spent on the redevelopment of temples. ”
“Yahi antar hai soch ka. Jinko kabristan pyara tha woh janta ka paisa wahin lagate the, jinko dharma aur sanskriti pyari hai wo unke utthan, unnayan ke liye uss paise ka upyog kar rahe hain (this is the difference in thought. With the kabristan used to spend public money there, those who love religion and culture spend the money for their upliftment and upgrading, ”he said.
Construction of a majestic Ram temple is underway in Ayodhya and various other projects are being implemented by the central government for the facelift of 500 temples and other religious sites in Uttar Pradesh, he said.
Of these, work has been completed on more than 300 sites and work on the remaining sites will be completed within the next two months, he said.
Speaking about the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Adityanath raised arms against the parties that ruled the state earlier, claiming that 30 years ago chanting Jai Shri Ram was considered a crime.
He said construction of the Ram Temple has finally started after the prime minister laid his foundation last year, and gave credit to the strength of democracy and the people.
“Those who were shooting at you 30 years ago, they bow to your strength,” he said, apparently referring to the shots at the kar sevaks in Ayodhya, and added: “Ram united everyone. world. That’s Ram’s power. ”
“No power in the world can now stop the construction of the temple and its completion by 2023,” he added.
The chief minister said Ayodhya has now emerged as “a new cultural city” to the world, and said it will experience further development in the coming days. The city will attract tourists from all over the world, he added.
Addressing the rally, Union Culture and Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said Ayodhya would become the “biggest” tourist destination in the world in the coming years, both central and state governments. focusing on its development.
An international airport, the establishment of which is proposed in Ayodhya, will link the holy city to the world.
The greatness of “Treta Yug” was brought to life in Ayodhya when the mythical event of the homecoming of the Hindu deities Ram and Sita with Lakshman after 14 years of exile was re-enacted. Actors playing the roles of Ram, Sita and Lakshman descended in a helicopter – a modern version of the mythical “pushpak viman” – at Ram Katha Park. Chief Minister Adityanath and other dignitaries received them.
Then followed the reenactment of the mythical event of “Bharat Milap”, the meeting of Ram with his younger brother Bharat who was in charge of the administration in Ram’s absence.
Later, the chief minister performed a symbolic “Rajyabhishek (anointing)” of Ram to mark his return to his kingdom.
Reddy, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, and other dignitaries present on the occasion also performed rituals relating to “Rajyabhishek”.
After sunset, the holy city of Ayodhya turned into a city of light as 12 lakh diyas (earthen lamps) were lit. Of the 12 lakh diyas, nine lakh were lit along the banks of the Saryu River.
Adityanath said his government started Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya in 2017.
(With PTI inputs)