Grand alliance is for anarchy, corruption, political instability: Yogi

Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath. File Photo

New Delhi, January 12: Any grand alliance of Opposition parties against the BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha election will bring in anarchy, corruption and political instability, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday.

“Those who did not like each other are talking about a mahagathbandhan (grand alliance). This is an alliance for corruption, anarchy and political instability,” Yogi said as the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party announced their alliance to fight Lok Sabha election.

The BJP has respected “Ram and roti” through its emphasis on development of all sections of society and respect to the faith of the people, Yogi said at the party’s national council meeting here.

The UP Chief Minister also targeted the Congress, saying the party furthered the interests of a family, promoted casteism, regionalism and kept the country in limbo for 50 years.

“Under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the BJP brought the country out of this state of limbo through welfare schemes for all sections and good governance,” he said.

Yogi asserted that in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the BJP would perform better than it did in 2014 and a “strong and capable” government under Modi’s leadership would be formed again.

“Ask any impartial person–a rural woman, a soldier, a farmer or a youth–they will all say ‘Kaho Dil Se, Modi Phir Se’ (they will vouch for bringing in Modi once again).”

Listing out the achievements of the Modi government, Yogi said the country had gained confidence under the leadership of the Prime Minister and nationalism, development and good governance had charted a new direction in the four years of his government. PTI