Vastavam web: As Rahul Gandhi arrived in Uttar Pradesh on his first visit to the state after becoming the Congress president, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today advised him to shun “negative politics” and focus on development.The Congress leader arrived in the state on a two-day visit to galvanise party workers for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and breathe life into the Congress party which saw its worst- ever performance in the 2017 Assembly elections getting just seven seats in the 403-member House.Adityanath said that had the Congress focused more on development, Amethi would not have languished.
“See the plight of his Lok Sabha constituency – Amethi – nursed by four generations of Nehru-Gandhi family,” the chief minister told reporters on the sidelines of an event at Gorakhnath temple, of which he is the head priest, on the occasion of Makarsankranti.Adityanath also defended his move to withdraw 20,000 politically motivated cases against workers of all parties, including one against himself.Adityanath attacked former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying he should ask his supporters to behave.
“They (SP workers) killed innocent villagers in Azamgarh with spurious liquor and were also caught in Hardoi for making spurious liquor. They tried to disturb the environment in Lucknow which is not good,” he charged.”Akhilesh Yadav is protesting against Uttar Pradesh Control of Organized Crime Bill (UPCOC Bill) as he fears that criminals patronised by him will also be nabbed,” he said.On the Ram temple, Yogi said, “It is not a political issue and it is related to faith of crores of Hindus. The case is in Supreme Court and a decision will come soon and I believe it will be the right solution of the issue.”