Nation ready to reprimand those disrespecting ‘Matra Shakti’: Yogi

Mathura (UP), Apr 4 (UNI) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday slammed Congress for remarks against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and candidate from Mathura Hema Malini and said that the entire nation is prepared to reprimand those who disrespect ‘Matra shakti’.

Addressing the ‘Vijay Sankalp Namankan Sabha’ at the Seth BN Poddar Inter College ground, the Chief Minister also issued a warning to members of Congress and I.N.D.I alliance, emphasising that the entire nation is prepared to reprimand those who disrespect ‘Matra shakti’.

During this, he actively campaigned for the incumbent MP and BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate, Hema Malini, and highlighted the accomplishments achieved during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ten-year tenure.

Extending his best wishes to sitting MP Hema Malini for her nomination from the Mathura seat, Yogi said, “Hema ji is contesting from here for the third time, while other parties struggle to find suitable candidates. They resort to borrowing candidates, and when they fail even in that, Congress leaders lose their composure. Their derogatory remarks against ‘matra shakti’ are a disgraceful insult to half the population.”

He said that the people of the I.N.D.I alliance must recognise that Mathura is the sacred land of Radhe Rani and Yamuna Maiya. “Disrespecting half the population will invite nationwide backlash. This land reveres ‘matra shakti’ and any attempt to demean it will face severe consequences. While democracy upholds freedom of expression, it does not justify insulting ‘matra shakti’,” he said.

The Chief Minister emphasised that while personal preferences may vary, targeting art, culture, and caste is unacceptable. He warned that those involved in such actions are digging their graves.

He said, “Mathura is renowned for its artistry. Lord Krishna incarnated here with 16 arts. What better place to celebrate art?” There is a renowned Indian cinema actress, who has devoted her life to showcasing India’s culture and civilization globally through her talent. Her performances draw crowds from across the world and she is widely admired. If members of the Congress party have an issue with this, it raises doubts about their standing, perhaps even in the eyes of God.”

Yogi questioned why the Congress, which held power for 60 years, failed to foster development in Kashi, Mathura, and Ayodhya. He mentioned that upon the suggestion of Hema Malini, development initiatives in Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana, Gokul and Baldev have been ensured through the Braj Teerth Development Council.

He said, “At many places, we have to wait due to pending court cases. Nevertheless, we remain steadfast in our belief that victory will ultimately be ours. Just as we patiently endured for 500 years awaiting the resolution of Ayodhya, steadfast in our struggle, and ultimately achieving triumph.”

The Chief Minister said that after Ayodhya and Kashi, the government’s attention is now directed towards Mathura and Vrindavan. He expressed optimism for a positive court ruling on Mathura as well and emphasised that the pace of development in Mathura-Vrindavan will be further accelerated.

He questioned why the Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), and Congress did not facilitate the construction of the Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya. He accused these parties of resorting to violence against Ram devotees, recounting incidents where individuals were assaulted merely for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’, facing attacks with sticks and bullets.

Yogi said that development projects are in the pipeline for Kashi and Ayodhya, with a renewed focus on the Braj Bhoomi region. He emphasised that initiatives such as the construction of 84-Kosi Parikrama, Govardhan Parikrama, Barsana Parikrama, and efforts to purify the Yamuna River and beautify local ponds will be driven by public sentiment and will proceed rapidly.

He emphasised the strategic scheduling of elections in Mathura ahead of Ayodhya and Kashi, delivering a strong message nationwide.

The Chief Minister extended an invitation to the residents of Mathura to visit Vindhyavasini Dham in Mirzapur. He highlighted the remarkable transformation in Vindhya Dham, once a narrow place where only two people could walk together, but now accommodating a hundred.

He questioned whether the Congress, SP, and BSP could have accomplished these tasks. “Could they have ensured a secure environment for both businessmen and daughters? Their stance on the welfare of entrepreneurs and daughters is evident from their speeches,” he said.

Yogi said, “In such circumstances, there’s no reason to expect anything from these parties or waste your vote on them. May our present remain safe and prosperous, leading to a future marked by unprecedented progress and the realisation of a developed India. To achieve this, we must ensure Hema Malini’s victory by surpassing the combined votes she received in the last two elections.”

He highlighted that for the first time, India has witnessed a government that, in line with the nation’s ethos, safeguarded its dignity and fostered an environment of security and prosperity. “This government has endeavoured to elevate India’s stature globally, enhancing national pride and self-respect. Notably, significant strides have been made in developing world-class infrastructure and ensuring that welfare schemes directly benefit the underprivileged,” he said.

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