Today’s socialists do not reflect the ideals of Ram Manohar Lohia, the opposition lacks leaders: CM Yogi
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reportedly said that today’s socialists do not reflect on the ideals of great leaders like Ram Manohar Lohia. He added that if the socialists had kept Lohia’s ideals in mind, they could have risen above castes and nepotism and could have served the people.
Adityanath is said to have spoken to a media publication in an interview, where he said he repeatedly quoted Lohia and that once upon a time there were people like Lohia leading the opposition.
Adityanath reportedly added that the current opposition lacks leaders and figures such as Lohia.
Adityanath would have been asked during this particular interview what Vidur (of the Mahabharata) would have told him (Adityanath) if he had been present today. To this, Adityanath reportedly replied that Vidur told him (Adityanath) that he served the people well. He added that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) must serve the people of Uttar Pradesh for another 25 years for the welfare of the state and its people.
In response to another question, he added that Vidur, if he was present today, would ask Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to sit down and relax.
Adityanath was reportedly interviewed in the interview with whom he competed – the Bahujan Samajwadi Mayawati party supremo or the Samajwadi Akhilesh Yadav party supremo – in Uttar Pradesh. To this he said he did not consider anyone to be his rival. He added that the opposition is part of the democratic system.
BJP central leadership has indicated that Adityanath will lead the party’s campaign in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in 2022.