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Yogi Adityanath Mocks Opposition Leaders, Says They Are Still “Quarantined” | India News

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath mocked opposition leaders on Friday, saying they were still in a state of “quarantine”, several months after the blockade was imposed on India in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Yogi Adityanath made the comments in light of allegations that opposition leaders are more active on social media than on the ground.
Addressing a meeting of intellectuals (‘Prabuddhjan Sammelan’) organized by the Lucknow unit of the BJP in Indira Gandhi Pratisthaanin, Adityanath alleged that the workers of the opposition parties isolated themselves because their leaders did not show up.
“The first case of Covid-19 in UP was detected in the first week of March. Almost ten and a half months have passed. The leaders of many parties are still in quarantine and do not move from their homes. Their tweets arrive. When the leader is in quarantine, so it is natural for workers to be isolated, “he said.
The UP Prime Minister praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said there was not a single week in which he did not speak with top ministers.
“At the beginning of the Covid pandemic, we were not talking about sangathan (organization), but about seva (service). This was unprecedented work. In a state like Uttar Pradesh, which has a population of 24 million rupees, it was difficult for the government machinery. But, when workers, intellectuals and self-help groups worked in tandem with the government, UP showed a successful Covid management model, “he said.
Adityanath said that despite the propaganda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoyed unprecedented support from the people.
In a call given by the prime minister, people from different sectors of society gathered, lit lamps and churned dishes, he said.
The UP Prime Minister said that in the past three years, 39 lakhs of people in the UP got homes under Prime Minister Awas Yojana.
“This could also have been done before. The houses are not named after any person or party,” he said.
He said it was the idea of ​​a “bright future” that led to a surgical attack on Pakistan and the repeal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. “Today India is not a soft state, but a ‘maargdarshak’ (guide) state with new vigor, new impression. All this is possible thanks to the BJP,” he said.
(With contributions from the agency)

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