Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has urged people of the Bihar capital to vote for BJP candidate from Patna, Ravi Shankar Prasad, calling him the ‘pairokar’ (advocate) of the Ram temple. His achievements as Union minister also included a clampdown on triple talaq and improved connectivity through Digital India, the BJP leader said at an election meeting in the city on Wednesday night.
He is not only the advocate of the Ram temple but also the man responsible for ensuring justice to ‘aadhi aabadi’ (half the population, a Hindi colloquial used to describe women) by attacking the custom of triple talaq, the UP chief minister said evoking frenzied applause from the crowd. “I am thankful that you waited till so late to hear me. It was important for me to come here since you are going to elect a person who is needed by millions of Ram Bhakts across the country,” he said.
Prasad, who is pitted against sitting MP and Congress candidate Shatrughan Sinha, was the counsel for one of the petitioners in the Ayodhya title suit which was decided by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court in 2010, the appeal against which is pending before the Supreme Court.