UP Chief minister Yogi Adityanath is known for his strict image. Yogi Adityanath is originally from Uttarakhand and his real name is Ajay Singh. He is also the founder of Hindu Yuva Vahani. Adityanath first became MP at the age of 26. Adityanath who is known as a Hindu leader with a fanatic image has given many burning statements in past that created controversies.
Awaaz Nation lists 8 most controversial statements by Uttar Pradesh chief ministerYogi Adityanath.
1. Targeting Muslims:
“There have been 450 riots cases in West UP in two-and-a-half years of Samajwadi Party rule because the population of a particular community is rising manifold. Why are there no riots in Eastern UP? You can easily understand. In places where there are 10-20% minority population, stray communal incidents take place. Where there are 20-35% of them, serious communal riots take place and where they are more than 35%, there is no place for non-Muslims.”
2. Leave Hindustan if want to avoid Yoga:
“Lord Shankar was the biggest Yogi who started Yoga. Mahadev lives in every particle of this country. So those who want to avoid Yoga and Lord Shankar can leave Hindustan.
3. On secularism:
“You (other parties) claim you are secular but the agenda you implement is communal…there are 12 lakh Hindu saints in the country but you talk about giving salaries to imams. Is this secularism?
4. Banning Non Muslims
If non-Muslims are not allowed in Mecca and non-Christians are prohibited in the Vatican, then how can everyone come here (India).
5. When he attacked Mother Teresa:
“Mother Teresa was part of the conspiracy to Christianize India. Hindus were converted in the name of doing service and then converted.
6. On Hindu Rashtra
When I speak, thousands listen,” he says. “When I ask them to rise and protect our Hindu culture, they obey. If I ask for blood, they will give me blood…I will not stop till I turn UP and India into a Hindu rashtra.”
7. On Shah Rukh Khan:
“Shah Rukh Khan should remember that if people would boycott his films, he would also have to wander in the streets like a normal Muslim… These people are speaking in the language of terrorists. I think there is no difference between the language of Shah Rukh Khan and Hafiz Saeed.”
8. On love jihad:
We will not tolerate harassment of Hindus in the state at any cost. If anybody tries to touch Hindus in eastern UP, he will have to face the consequences.