Adityanath Yogi pushes for talks to resolve Ram Mandir issue
In his interview to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece Panchjanya, Uttar Pradesh Chief Miniter Adityanath Yogi said that the Ayodhya's Ram Mandir issue should be resolved through dialogue. Panchjanya quoted Adityanath as saying that he welcomed the Supreme Court's suggestion.
"I welcome the Supreme Court's observations on the matter. This should be resolved amicably through dialogue. If the government's cooperation is required at any stage then we are ready to do so," Adityanath said in his interview.
Elaborating on his government's crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses, Adityanath claimed that the action was in line with the Allahabad high court's directives. "The National Green Tribunal in 2015 and the high court in 2017 had made comments on illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh and have given some directions to the state government. We have started taking action along those lines. You cannot confuse legal and illegal slaughterhouses. The government's orders are clear," he said.
Adityanath maintained that if a slaughterhouse meets all conditions and has a licence, authorities won't stop it. "If any official does so, he or she will be punished. However, nobody will be allowed to spoil public order in the name of illegal slaughterhouses," he added. He claimed that it was the government obligation to crackdown on anything illegal.