Lucknow: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav for turning Gorakhpur into a ‘picnic spot’.
“Lucknow mein baitha shehzada aur Delhi mein baitha yuvraj is swachch abhiyaan ke mahatwa ko nahi jaan payega. Gorakhpur unke liye picnic spot hai aur iski ijazat hamey nahi deni chahiye, (The prince in Lucknow and Delhi do not understand the importance of cleanliness. We cannot allow them to turn Gorakhpur into a picnic spot),” he said while speaking at a function in Andhiyari Bagh in Gorakhpur on Saturday. The CM was speaking at the launch of the “Swachh UP, Swasthya UP” campaign from Gorakhpur.
He further said, “If someone gives an open challenge to the self-respect of the people of Gorakhpur and eastern UP, they will themselves come forward to fight such dreaded diseases through their awareness of hygiene”.
He asked the people of Gorakhpur and the eastern UP to tackle the deadly encephalitis outbreak by ensuring cleanliness.
He also hoped that the campaign will be successful in checking encephalitis. The CM accused the previous governments of depriving the people of the state of basic facilities for their vested interests....