Uttar Pradesh CM, Yogi Adityanath has categorically said that he will not go to the inauguration ceremony of the mosque in Ayodhya, which the Supreme Court had ordered to be built last year, being a ‘Yogi’ and also as a Hindu. However, he also said that nobody will invite him though.
As the Chief Minister of the state, he said, he accords equal respect to each religion and is not biased. But at the same time he also decried those who attend functions of other religious community posing as secular leaders. Attending roza or iftaar parties is not secularism he said.
While speaking to the media, after the momentous BhoomiPoojan ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Yogi said in Hindi: “Dekhiye, agar aap mujhse ek mukhya mantri ke roop mein poochhenge to hmujhe kisi mazhab, sampraday se koi parhez nahi hai. Agar ek Yogi ke roop mein poochhenge to hkatai nahi jaoonga.
As a CM he doesn’t want to distance himself from any particular religion or group. But as a Hindu Yogi, he will prefer not to go.
He said that he has the right to conduct himself as per his belief system. And since he is not part of the mosque construction committee, he will not get any invitation for it.