Nothing wrong in the idea of Hindi state,says UP CM Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow : Newly elevated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath created flutter when he said about the idea of Hindu country. He even defended his statement by saying there is nothing wrong in the idea of a Hindu Rashtra, and stressing that the country's top court too had ruled that Hindutva was a way of life and not just a religion.
In an interview to public broadcaster Doordarshan, Yogi Adityanath - who had recently attributed "misconceptions" about him to his saffron robe - was asked about concerns expressed.
The Chief Minister started out, by pointing that he could not silence anyone and would continue to work for state's interest. He called PM Modi's government at the Centre his inspiration, pointing that he had to implement in the state, the measures that were being rolled out at a national level by PM Modi.
"Secondly... I want to say something clearly. That is, the idea of Hindu Rashtra is not wrong. A full bench of the Supreme Court has clearly ruled that Hindutva is not a... religion, or a ritual but a way of life. If this rashtra (nation) and raasta (road) helps to improve the lifestyle of people, to bring them happiness, then there should be no reason why anyone should hesitate to adopt it," he said.