On Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has created a controversy by fabricating the meaning of secularism. Yogi said, “Secular” word was the biggest lie that has been told since Independence. Yogi was trying to take a jibe on previous Congress governments.
“I believe that the word secular is the biggest lie since Independence. Those that have given birth to this lie and those that use it should apologise to the people and this country. No system can be secular.”
Sect-Neutral Is Possible But Not Secular
Yogi Adityanath further explained that the political system can be sect-neutral but it can’t be secular.
“In UP, I have to look at 22 crore people and I am answerable for their security and their feelings.”
Yogi Lashed Out At Congress
Yogi said the Congres for its own selfish aim, played with the core emotions of India. It divided the country into the lines of caste, region, language. We are still paying the price… for us, the entire country is one complete family.”