Word 'secular' is the 'biggest lie' told, says Yogi Adityanath

Elias Hubbard
November 14, 2017

After getting his office at the sprawling secretariat annexe building painted in saffron colour, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has turned his attention towards the text books.

"This is a party which pulls out one trick after another from their bag and try to fool the people, but sadly for them the people have understood things now and they will reject them", he added in reference to the urban bodies elections slated for later this month. ANI quoted the chief minister as saying that nothing can be done without involving the Hindu deity in this country.

Speaking in Hindi, Adityanath said, "Mera maanna hai ki azadi ke baad Bharat mein sabse bada jhooth dharmnirpeksh shabd hai".

"The people of Uttar Pradesh have started realising that the Yogi Adityanath government is the worst government, the state has got post independence". The UP CM has been at the helm of supporting the demand for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

The issue of Lord Rama grabbed headlines again yesterday when Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said he would travel to Ayodhya and open talks with stakeholders in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on November 16. "The saffron colour is said to promote positive energy and if the children are benefiting from this, everyone should appreciate the effort".

On being asked about communalism and secularism, Adityanath said: "I believe that the word secular is the biggest lie since Independence".

The word "secular" is included in the Preamble to India's constitution, which strives to make the country a "soveriegn, socialist, secular, democratic republic".

Adityanath on Monday was at a function organized by Dainik Jagran group in Raipur, where he further said: "distorting history was no less a crime than sedition".

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