Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - NATION MYINDIAMYVOTE - Press Trust of In­dia

LORMI: Raking up the Ram tem­ple is­sue, Ut­tar Pradesh chief min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath on Satur­day sought to know whether Congress was con­cerned about Lord Ram or Mughal em­peror Babur.

Ad­dress­ing a poll rally in Ch­hat­tis­garh on the last day of cam­paign­ing for the first phase of the state polls, he al­leged that the Congress toyed with na­tional se­cu­rity and ac­tively and covertly sup­ported Mao­ism in Ch­hat­tis­garh and Jhark­hand for po­lit­i­cal gains.

De­spite hav­ing ex­ten­sive mineral de­posits and for­est wealth, Ch­hat­tis­garh re­mained “poor, back­ward and a Bi­maru state” dur­ing the Congress rule, he said. “To­day, the for­est wealth is be­ing used for the wel­fare of lo­cals. The trib­als and for­est dwellers are be­ing given ben­e­fits of de­vel­op­ment schemes,” the priest-turned­politi­cian­said.

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