Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attacked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for clashes that took place during Ram Navami in Murshidabad and said that such incidents of violence are the adverse effect of appeasement politics.
“This is the adverse effect of appeasement policies. Be it now on the occasion of Ram Navami or earlier on the occasion of Holi, the riots that took place in West Bengal as well as in non-BJP ruled states are an example of playing with the sentiments of the majority society and the vote bank politics in the name of appeasement. On the occasion of Ram Navami, there were attacks on Ram Navami processions again in West Bengal,” he said.
“This is a matter of concern and also a message for the people of the country that when these people are not able to protect the peaceful processions, how will they be able to provide security to our sisters and daughters and to the common citizens?” CM Yogi added.
Reportedly, clashes broke out during a Ram Navami procession in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, resulting in numerous injuries on Wednesday.
Yogi further said that the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 are the best opportunity to answer the people who are allegedly playing with the sentiments of others.

“This election is the best opportunity when we should give a clear message to the so-called secular people and parties through our votes that if they will play with our sentiments and want to breach the security, then we will also answer you in the same way in the elections,” he said.
When asked about his visit to Chhattisgarh, Adityanath said the country knows that Ram Lalla’s arrival in Ayodhya has been possible due to the efforts of PM Modi and today he will get the opportunity to convey the message of Uttar Pradesh and Ayodhya to the people of Chhattisgarh.
“The whole country knows that Ram Lalla’s arrival in Ayodhya after 500 years has been possible only due to the efforts of PM Modi and Chhattisgarh is the maternal birthplace of Lord Ram. Today, I will get an opportunity to communicate with the people of Chhattisgarh and convey the message of Uttar Pradesh and Ayodhya to them. This is an opportunity for the countrymen to express their gratitude to PM Modi through our votes. We should be thankful for all the efforts that have been made for the country, for respecting the Indian sentiments, and for taking forward the poor welfare schemes,” he said.
Expressing confidence in the victory of the BJP-led NDA government, the UP CM said, “The first phase of Lok Sabha elections has concluded. The enthusiasm that people have about the 10-year tenure of PM Modi in the country is converting into votes today. The BJP-led NDA government will come to power with a huge majority; there is no doubt in this and I think that the lies of the opposition are also being exposed by the public.”
Eight seats in western Uttar Pradesh, including Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Nagina, Moradabad, Rampur, and Saharanpur, went to polls in the first phase of the general elections on Friday.
The most populous state, which sends the most members to the Lower House of Parliament, at 80, will poll across all seven phases. (ANI)