Yogi Adityanath said Lohia ji believed that mature democracy is possible only by giving power to the backward
Taking to the micro-blogging platform Twitter, the UP chief minister said, “The new cabinet of respected PM Modi ji really represents the whole of India.”
He further claimed, “The people’s representatives and people’s participation in the country that our great men, especially thinkers like Baba Saheb and Lohia ji had envisioned, is being realized from the government to the society under the leadership of respected Modi Ji.”
“Lohia ji believed that mature democracy is possible only by giving power to the backward. The Prime Minister has given constitutional status to the OBC Commission and has also given the responsibility of the country to the OBC leadership by giving them big participation in the cabinet,” Mr. Yogi said while quoting late socialist political leader Ram Manohar Lohia.
Yogi Adityanath expressed that had late Lohia been there today, he would have been full of joy to see his thoughts bearing fruit.
Taking a dig at the political opponents, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, “Today, when the country is witnessing such a huge meaningful and positive social change, unfortunately, some people are protesting politically in this too.”
“Lohia Ji had said to such people – ‘When great works of social change are started, some people oppose it with passion,” Yogi said, quoting Manohar Lohia again.
He went on to say that these are the same people who had also opposed the formation of the OBC Commission and who had insulted Babasaheb Ambedkar as well. “These people never followed a single principle of Dr. Lohia in ethics,” he noted.
Praising Prime Minister Modi, he said, “It is hoped that today those who believe in Babasaheb and Lohia ji will accept the fact that the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ by respected Modi ji is realizing the spirit of the Constitution in the true sense.”
“We are all grateful to the Prime Minister for this,” Yogi Adityanath said.