UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged people to run a campaign to restore desecrated religious places on the lines of Ram Temple in Ayodhya and said that Sanatan Dharma is the national religion of India which every citizen must respect.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that ‘Sanatan Dharma is the national religion of India’ which every citizen must respect. The chief minister said if the religious places were destroyed or desecrated in the past, then a campaign to restore them should be run on the lines of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said, ‘Sanatan Dharma is the national religion of India’ and that every Indian citizen must respect this. He was speaking at an event at the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple in Bhinmal, Rajasthan.
The Chief Minister was presiding over the restoration and consecration of the idol programme at the temple and urged people to run a campaign to restore desecrated religious places on the lines of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, reports ANI.
Jalore, Raj |Sanātana Dharma India’s ‘Rashtriya Dharma’.Rising above selfishness,we connect to ‘Rashtriya Dharma’. Country remains secure…if our religious places were desecrated,restoration campaign begins. Construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya began after 500 yrs..:UP CM(27.1) pic.twitter.com/DMEJy1WCZT— ANI (@ANI) January 28, 2023
In a video of the speech, Yogi Adityanath is heard saying, “Sanatan Dharma is India’s Rashtriya Dharma. Rising above selfishness, we connect to Rashtriya Dharma. Our Country remains secure, if a campaign begins for restoration of religious places that were desecrated.”
The statement was instantly met with criticism by the Congress. Former MP, Udit Raj tweeted, “Yesterday, I got a call from some buddhist friends asking if Sanatan Dharma is the national religion, what will happen to us? Who can deny the existence of Sanatan Dharma? I thought that Yogi ji should be asked whether there are other religions or not, that’s all. There must be an intellectual discussion.”