Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday (February 4) said his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal has started reciting the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi can now be expected to follow suit.
The senior BJP leader was speaking during a campaign rally in northwest Delhi’s Kirari ahead of the February 8 elections. He said the opposition, including Kejriwal, was unable to digest the fact that there is a resolution to the problems plaguing the country.
He cited the BJP government’s initiatives to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 and the Ayodhya temple. “Now Arvind Kejriwal has started reciting the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’. In coming days, you will see Owaisi reciting the same,” Adityanath said.
On Monday, Kejriwal told a news channel he does not need the BJP’s endorsement on being a Hindu. He had also recited the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ on stage. He also challenged the BJP on Tuesday to announce its chief ministerial candidate by 1 pm on Wednesday, saying he is ready for a public debate with him.
(With inputs from agencies)