Slamming the previous Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, current UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Monday, made a communal remark saying 'previous governments did not provide electricity on Holi and Deepavali but gave electricity on Eid' while addressing a public meeting in Domariaganj constituency in Siddharth Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh.
"When Modiji had said in 2013,'Sabka saath Sabka Vikas' this progress has also come because of that aim. We never gave houses based on one's caste. This used to happen during the previous government's reign. Electricity then had a caste and religion. Electricity was provided in 4 districts of the 75 districts in the state, while the remaining 71 districts were left deprived. There was no electricity on Holi and Deepavali, while electricity was provided on Muharram and Eid. But we stopped all this discrimination. We said, if electricity is there on Eid and Muharram, then on Holi and Deepavali too there will be power," said Adityanath.
This comment by Adityanath was on the same lines as of those by PM Modi when he had said if people get electricity on Ramzan, they should also get electricity during Diwali while addressing a rally in the state before the 2017 state Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
The UP CM has already been banned and sent notices by the Election Commission for his various controversial comments.
Earlier on April 19, UP CM Yogi Adityanath had asked oters whether they would vote for opposers of Bajrang Bali or the progressive PM Modi, while addressing a rally at Sambhal, UP.
"Do you wish to hand over the reins of the country to a person who calls himself Babur's descendent? Do you wish to hand over the reins to opposers of Bajrang Bali?", he asked, making another communal reference.
The Election Commission had previously imposed a campaigning ban of 72-hour on the chief minister over the communal nature of his speech, including his 'green virus' and 'Ali-Bajrangbali' remarks.
He had said, "They want to throw a green virus to engulf the nation. West Uttar Pradesh need not come under the effect of this green virus. In East Uttar Pradesh we have already wiped out the virus, now in the West, we will demolish Congress'SP's BSP's RLD's 'green virus' from here..."
Uttar Pradesh will vote in the remaining two phases with 14 seats polling on May 12 and 13 seats polling on May 19. Results are scheduled to be announced on May 23.