New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ‘Yogi Adityanath’ said if secularism meant not taking sides, then there is “nobody more secular” than the nation’s Hindu majority.
“he said, There is a difference between secular and non-religious. We should make that distinction. Government must be secular, not irreligious. If secularism means not taking sides, there is nobody more secular than Hindus. Today’s secularists have turned secularism to mean of abusing India’s traditions,” he said.
Yogi asserted that there haven’t been any riots during his time as Chief Minister over the last one year. However, when questioned on how he would explain the recent Kasganj riots, the CM said, “Kasganj was not a riot”, it was an incident. There was no curfew.
He further said, Holi festival fell on a Friday this year but On my appeal, Muslim clerics extended the time for their Friday prayers.