Yogi's surprise parting speech in Lok Sabha

Yogi's surprise parting speech in Lok Sabha

Yogi's surprise parting speech in Lok Sabha

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday made a surprise appearance in the Lok Sabha to participate in a discussion on the Finance Bill but it virtually ended up as his parting speech.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies will be implemented in UP and every citizen will be cared for, Adityanath said.

He narrated a story to inform the House on how he ensured that Gorakhpur was rinsed off kidnapping, extortion and riot culture after he became an MP for the first time at the age of 26.

After his maiden entry into the Lok Sabha in 1998, Adityanath met the then Union minister Surjit Singh Barnala for constituency-related work.  Adityanath told the House that those days he was very thin and Barnala asked him thrice if he was from Gorakhpur to which he said yes.

Adityanath said he finally asked, “Sardarji why are you repeatedly asking this question”. The chief minister quoted the former Union minister as saying that he would not dare go to Gorakhpur since during a visit bombs were hurled in the area. And since the last 15 years, no crime and riot has taken place, Adityanath said.

Adityanath also met Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley and party patriach L K Advani.

The hindutva hardliner took a jibe at former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. “I am a year younger than Rahul Gandhi and one year older than Akhilesh. But I have come in between the pair,” he said, alluding to the BJP which spoiled the SP-Congress alliance’s chance of coming to power.

He also hinted that a “lot of things will be shut” in UP, perhaps indicating at slaughter houses.

DH News Service