He emphasised that the media, encompassing print, electronic, and increasingly social and digital platforms, stands as a cornerstone of a flourishing democracy, exerting significant influence on society.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday expressed his concern over the alarming rise in youth suicides in Rajasthan, attributing this distressing trend to a severe shortage of employment opportunities in the state.
The Chief Minister held four rallies in support of BJP candidates ahead of the Rajasthan elections on Saturday.
“Due to the ‘Noora Kushti’ within the government, Rajasthan has now claimed the top spot in corruption, setting new records. While the BJP-led government, led by Vasundhara Raje, was dedicated to the welfare of the poor, youth, and farmers five years ago, the last five years under the Gehlot government have witnessed the rise of new mafias. To eliminate them, a double-engine government like UP is needed,” Yogi said.
The CM alleges a double standard in Rajasthan, noting that in cases of Hindu deaths, only Rs 2 lakh compensation is provided, whereas for Muslim deaths, Rs 25 lakh compensation is given.
CM Yogi Adityanath sought support for Ahor Assembly MLA and BJP candidate Chhagan Singh Rajpurohit. The CM received a warm welcome from sants present on the stage.
He criticized the Congress, questioning where the state of Rajasthan is heading under their governance. CM Yogi pointed out widespread corruption, ranking Rajasthan as number one in corruption, crimes against women, cybercrime, cattle smuggling, and Goonda tax.
He criticized the government for its inefficiency in implementing welfare schemes and curbing cattle smuggling.
CM Yogi emphasized that Rajasthan lacks leadership in any positive initiatives and is marred by internal conflicts within the government. He highlighted the emergence of mafias in various sectors, causing distress to the poor.
“Electricity rates, prices of petrol and diesel due to VAT and mandi tax are highest in Rajasthan. Papers are leaking here in examinations. Due to lack of employment, most of the suicides are taking place in Rajasthan. To get rid of this, a double-engine government of the BJP is needed.”
In support of BJP candidate Devji Patel Chaudhary from Sanchore Assembly, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stated, “Devji and I were MPs together. The party assigned me the responsibility to address criminal activities and mafias in Uttar Pradesh. Now, with the upcoming election, there is an opportunity to rectify the challenges Rajasthan has faced in the last five years.”
Yogi Adityanath criticized the Congress government, stating that while Prime Minister Modi allocates funds for Rajasthan’s development, the money ends up benefiting only a few leaders under Congress rule.
“When there is damage due to excessive rainfall here, the CM does not come out of Jaipur and the Congress leaders go out for a picnic.”
Yogi Adityanath asserted that if Congress had genuinely brought about development, Modi would not have had to work so hard in nine years.
He lamented the challenges faced by Rajasthan in the last five years, citing the government’s silence on incidents like the murders of Kanhaiya Lal and a saint in Bundi.
Furthermore, CM Yogi Adityanath alleged a double standard in compensation, citing Rs 2 lakh for a Hindu’s death and Rs 25 lakh for a Muslim’s death.
The CM said, “A government that prohibits religious rituals, will it permit the construction of the Ram temple?”
In his third public address, CM Yogi Adityanath appealed for votes in support of BJP candidate Swaroop Singh Khara for the Shiv Assembly.
He emphasized that as the country’s prestige grows, the respect of its 142 crore citizens also increases.
Yogi asserted that enemies cannot infiltrate Indian borders, as India’s brave soldiers will enter their hideouts and bring them to justice.
The Chief Minister stated that if Rajasthan had a BJP government, the tap water scheme would have already reached every household.
He urged Rajasthan, a state that has thwarted the enemy’s plans, not to lag in development. Yogi criticized the current government’s inability to control unruly elements and impose curfews.
“Congressmen used to say that Ram-Krishna never existed. Our ancestors taught us to say Ram-Ram; we recite Akhand Ramayana in sacred programs at home and the last journey will also take place with Ram Naam Satya.”
CM Yogi Adityanath paid tribute to Siddha Yogi Baba Garib Nath of the Nath sect.
During his fourth public meeting, CM Yogi Adityanath urged voters to send Siwana candidate Hamir Singh Bhayal to Jaipur for the third time. He characterized the region as one rich in spiritual, brave, and religious activities.
CM Yogi Adityanath commended the Bharat Mala Marg project, which he witnessed during his visit, highlighting its role in connecting not only the country but also the hearts of its citizens.
He pointed out that despite Congress’s promises of loan waivers, PM Modi delivered on his commitment to farmers through Samman Nidhi.
Contrasting ideologies, he highlighted PM Modi’s focus on ensuring that the poor have the first right to the country’s resources, while the Congress previously claimed that Muslims held this priority.