Listing the achievements of the BJP government in the Centre, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, said that foreign dignitaries visiting India were now being given copies of epics like Gita and Ramayana instead of Taj Mahal replicas. “Foreign dignitaries visiting the country used to be gifted replicas of the Taj Mahal and other minarets which did not reflect Indian culture,” Adityanath was quoted saying.
Earlier, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had launched a veiled attack at Adityanath and said that the BJP firebrand leader is trying to implement prohibition law in UP and declare 50 per cent reservation for women.
Adityanath also slammed Bihar CM, Nitish Kumar, for “his silence over triple talaq.” “You (Nitish Kumar) have not spoken a word on triple talaq – a raging issue affecting Muslim women in the country and is being dealt by the judiciary. Why are secular leaders silent on the issue? Why do you want to deprive dignified life to these women?” he asked.
Speaking on his “anti-Muslim” image, the CM said, “The Muslim people feel safe and secure under the BJP rule in Uttar Pradesh and that sufficiently answers questions raised (by my detractors). Even Muslim women say that they are safe under the BJP rule.”