Asserting that no religion talks about spreading hate, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in “adharam” in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath cannot be called a religious leader for the language he uses.
During an interaction with civil society members on the recently-concluded Bharat Jodo Yatra at the Constitution Club here, Gandhi alleged that Adityanath was “insulting” the history of his Gorakhnath Math by the kind of language he was using.
“I am sorry, he (Adityanath) is not a religious leader, he is a common thug,” Gandhi was quoted as saying by an attendee at the meeting which was not open to the media.
Asked how the Congress would tackle the “storm of religion” in Uttar Pradesh, the former Congress chief said this was not about religion as he understands his religion, Hinduism, and has also studied other faiths such as Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism
“This is not dharam but adharam,” Gandhi was quoted as saying while criticising the BJP.
Asking the civil society members to choose words carefully, Gandhi said that in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi is not a religious leader and does not understand Hinduism “because if he did, he would not be doing what he is doing.”
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