Firebrand BJP leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday took a jibe at Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi over his visits to temples in Gujarat where second and final round of polling will take place on December 14.
The BJP leader also took a swipe at former prime minister Manmohan Singh for demanding PM Narendra Modi to apologise over his allegations that the Congress was conspiring with Pakistan to make Ahmed Patel as the Chief Minister.
Yogi Adityanath mocks Rahul Gandhi, says his elevation as Congress president will make BJP job easier
“Election has taught two things -- it has taught former prime minister Manmohan Singh to speak and Rahul Gandhi to visit temples,” Adityanath said.
He further asked the Congress vice-president to make it clear whether he wants a Ram Temple in Ayodhya or not.
“Rahul should clear his stand whether he wants Ram Temple in Ayodhya or not,” he added.
He also expressed confidence that the BJP will win the Gujarat assembly election with a clear-cut majority.
The CM added that “nobody takes Rahul Gandhi seriously and he should clarify what he has done for Gujarat”.
“The BJP will win the Gujarat assembly election with clear cut majority and those who have been insulting people of Gujarat will get a befitting reply," Adityanath said.
The first phase of elections in 89 constituencies on Saturday saw a 66.75 per cent turnout. The maximum voting (79.15 per cent) was seen in the tribal district of Narmada, followed by Tapi with 78.56 per cent, and the minimum (59.39 per cent) recorded in Devbhoomi Dwarka district.
The election in the remaining 93 constituencies in central and northern regions of the state will be held in the second phase on December 14. Counting of votes will take place on December 18.