LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that 'evil' practices like casteism need to be eliminated to 'save' religion.
"If we want to save religion we'll have to eliminate evil practices such as casteism, prevalent among us. We'll be able to save our society, our country only when we identify elements which create divisions and make people aware about it," he said.
Applauding Narendra Modi in his speech, he said that even President of United States Donald Trump wants to work like the Indian Prime Minister.
"When US President Donald Trump was asked how will he work for the development of his country, he answered just like Narendra Modi is working for the development of India. This is a matter of pride not only for Modi Ji but also 125 Crore Indians," he said.
The UP CM in his speeches has been focussing on the importance of development politics. He had earlier also stated that the politics of casteism and appeasement will end while the agenda of development and devotion to the nation would sustain.
"Politics of nepotism, casteism, and appeasement will end, only politics of development and ‘rashtra bhakti’ (devotion to the nation) will sustain," he had earlier said.