NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath public money under the BJP government is being used for the redevelopment of temples, not 'Kabristans'.
Taking a jibe at the previous government, the Chief Minister at a public rally said that earlier public money used to be spent on kabristan but not in this government.
CM Adityanath said, "Pehle pradesh ka ye paisa kabristan ke boundary par kharch hota tha, aaj mandiron ke punarnirman par kharch ho raha hai (Earlier the state's money used to be spent on the boundary of kabristan. Today it is being spent on redevelopment of temples."
"Yahi antar hai soch ka. Jinko kabristan pyara tha woh janta ka paisa wahin lagate the, jinko dharma aur sanskriti pyari hai wo unke utthan, unnayan ke liye uss paise ka upyog kar rahe hain (This is the difference in thinking. Those in love with kabristan used to spend public money there, those who love religion and culture are spending the money on their uplift and upgrade," he said.
Further, the chief minister also announced that the beneficiaries of Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna will continue to get free ration till Holi next year.
Under this scheme, beneficiaries will get salt, sugar, dal and oil along with wheat and rice.
The chief minister added that the scheme, which was rolled out to provide free ration to the poor during the COVID-19 pandemic, was set to expire in November this year but his government decided to extend it till Holi (March) next year as the "pandemic is not yet over."