On Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath referred Ram Manohar Lohia to suggest that Narendra Modi will run the country for many more years because his main intention is to focus on providing toilets and fuel to the poor.
The chief minister in an interview expressed his confidence that the BJP will win 74 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in his state. Mr. Adityanath also said that the Prime Minister has fulfilled the socialist leader’s dream and that his party will form the government with a clear majority after the 2019 elections.
“Dr. Lohia told Shrimati Indira Gandhi ji in Parliament that this country lives in the villages. The day every poor person in this country has a toilet in his home and his fuel requirements are met, whoever is the PM then shall rule for at least 25 years,” he said.
Mr. Adityanath said that in the year of 1966 or 1967, Ram Manohar Lohia had addressed the then prime minister but his desire has come true now. “I think there are a lot of people who do politics in the name of Dr. Lohia but his dream has been fulfilled by PM Modi,” Mr. Adityanath added.
The BJP leader further claimed that “Considering the respect that the common man has today for the PM, the public is inclined towards him”. Mentioning the name of the constituencies where the BJP could perform well in the recent past, he said, “The BJP will win this election in Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Amethi, Azamgarh, and Badaun — and it will be more than 74 seats in Uttar Pradesh”.
“It is the first time after independence that a poor person has got a home, a power connection, and a cooking gas connection,” he said.
Mr. Adiyanath criticized the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for “corruption” in his laptop distribution scheme. “Ask ‘babua’ of the Samajwadi Party that your laptop scheme was the root of cheating and corruption. You robbed the state,” the UP Chief Minister attacked Akhilesh Yadav.