Akhilesh Yadav Plays Soft Hindutva Card

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Unfolding his mega plan Akhilesh Yadav said a huge city to be constructed would have massive statue of Lord Vishnu and entire complex would be constructed on the pattern of Angkor Vats in Combodia. It would be worth mentioning here that Angkor Vats religious complex is known throughout the world for promoting culture and religion. A report for Different Truths.

At a time when Lok Sabha polls are not very far Samajwadi Party national President Akhilesh Yadav surprised his detractors with his soft-Hindutva move.

Akhilesh announced that if his party was voted to power in the state then he would construct huge city to be named after Lord Vishnu.

Giving details, Akhilesh said that the city would be constructed on 2000 acre land in Chambal region near Itawah lion safari.

Unfolding his mega plan Akhilesh said the city would have massive statue of Lord Vishnu and entire complex would be constructed on the pattern of Angkor Vats in Combodia.

It would be worth mentioning here that Angkor Vats religious complex is known throughout the world for promoting culture and religion.

Akhilesh was provoked to announce this statement after recent observation made by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya that Union Government might  have taken  legislative route to construct Ram temple at Ayodhya  if  NDA  government gets enough numbers in Rajya Sabha.

Akhilesh Yadav as chief minister had also taken steps for soft hindutva when he launched Shrawan Kumar scheme in which he gave money for aged people to visit religious places and made special arrangements for transportation and stay.

During his regime Akhilesh’s father Mulayam Singh Yadav too had commissioned party workers to organise havan and puja at Ayodhya.

The same Mulayam Singh Yadav as chief Minister had ordered firing on kar sewaks in 1990 in Ayodhya to protect Babri Mosque.

It would be worth mentioning here that Congress too adopted soft-Hindutva card when Rahul Gandhi visited a large number of temples in UP during 2017 assembly polls and later on in Gujarat too.

The political circles are debating as to how soft Hindutva card of Akhilesh will help Samajwadi Party to wean away voters from BJP.

It may be mentioned here that BJP could not take the advantage of demolition of Babri Mosque in 1992 when Samajwadi Party joined hands with BSP in 1993 and captured power in UP and ousted the Kalyan Singh as CM who was the main face of Hindutva.

Pradeep Kapoor

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