The report card of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gives his government a good result. People think most effective pronouncement given by him was banning illegal slaughterhouses; exclusion of illegal slaughterhouses was the most successful decision taken by him, anti-Romeo squads was the second most appreciated initiative.
But in actual, unemployment is the biggest problem plaguing the state; law and order bags second position, whereas women safety is in the third position. But nowadays Yogi is too much active in appeasing Muslims and ignoring crucial issues. Though his government offered big relief to farmers waiving farm loans upto Rs 1 lakh interestingly 70per cent farmers of Uttar Pradesh are Muslims. Yogi has taken many swift decisions since he resumed to power. He is trying to cut a development man image for himself on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had catapulted himself to centre from state riding on his developmental work in Gujarat.
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is planning to organise mass wedding of poor girls belonging to religious minorities, in an apparent attempt by the CM to shed his Hindu hardline image. Muslims account for nearly 20 per cent of the State’s population and a lion’s share of the benefits under the scheme will go to brides from that community. Besides extending monetary assistance of ₹ 20,000 to each bride, the government will bear other expenses for the mass wedding. Initially, it will be a pilot project, and if it receives a good response, the government plans to make it a bi-annual affair.
The idea of mass wedding from minority communities that would include Sikhs and Christians are announced, Hindu voters are still waiting for their share of rewards. Voters of Uttar Pradesh voted for BJP to have staunch Hindutva leader, who can construct Lord Rama temple and do some welfare to community, which was, suppressed all these while by secular and Dalit forces in the state.
Yogi has also promised to provide land for Maulana Azad National Urdu University for its Lucknow campus. Maulana Azad National Urdu University has 11 campuses across the country, but none in UP. Interestingly, there are 48,000 madarsas in Uttar Pradesh that are given financial assistance by the state government but, the ground reality paints a very different picture.
Moreover, CM Adityanath has also given a nod to be the speaker at Taalim-O-Tarbiyat. It is an event organised by Sareshwala to spread awareness on the need for education among the minorities across the country. The event is likely to be held in the third week of May.
In the past few weeks, Yogi Adityanath has been in news for his new style of working. But no one ever thought he would also get in to minority appeasement, many voters are hurt by this gesture of Adityanath, because they aimed at different perspectives for Hindu community.
Before elections, Samajwadi party- Congress and BSP were accused and attacked by BJP and its leaders over minority appeasement. This was strongest allegation by right wing Hindu parties to bring religious polarization in India, to secure majority vote. This is the allegation which Congress party accepted gladly to secure Minority vote, under the pretext of being their sole protector. Congress had been flaunting this allegation as a medal or a proof of their secularism. Secularism is still a very hot topic in India, particularly now when the BJP is in power. Media just tries to exploit the fact that there is huge minority population in India.
It’s high time we should accept the fact that every political party appeases minority mollifiers and that includes BJP too. In early 2000’s prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had made an announcement to appoint 1 lakh Urdu teachers if his party comes back to power in 2004 elections. Congress, SP, BSP, AAP and others do appeasement openly however only difference is BJP does it covertly.
In the name of minority rights the most fanatic political parties in India too is trying to again notch the Indian politics in their divisive communal lines. Voters may not be against Muslims or minorities getting any extraordinary benefits, but they are definitely feeling cheated by BJP’s secular avatar. Hope Yogi soon rectifies the need of people and stands tall fulfilling the promises of his voters of majority lobby too.
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