As a Hindu yogi I can’t attend mosque inauguration, attending iftars with skull cap is not secularism: Yogi Adityanath

In an interview to a television channel Thursday, Adityanath said he couldn’t go for the mosque inauguration as a yogi and as a Hindu.

“If you ask me as a chief minister, I have no problem with any belief, religion or community. If you ask me as a yogi, I will definitely not go because as a Hindu I have the right to express my ‘upasana vidhi’ (way of worship) and act accordingly,” Adityanath had said.

“I am neither ‘vaadi nor prativadi’ (neither petitioner nor respondent). That is why neither will I be invited, nor will I go. I know, I won’t be getting any such invitation,” he said.

The day they invite me, secularism of many will be in danger. That’s why I want that their secularism should not be in danger and I continue to silently work to ensure that everyone benefits from government scheme without any discrimination,” he said.

He claimed that the Congress never wanted a solution to the dispute. “They wanted the dispute to continue for their political benefit.”

“Attending roza-iftar with a skull cap is not secularism. People also know that this is drama. People know the reality,” the CM said.

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