Patna, June 16: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for handing out Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana to foreign dignitaries. The Hindu nationalist politician, who is in Bihar to mark the three years of Modi government at Centre, told people here that the holy books given to the foreign officials were of utmost relevance as it would portray India’s culture.

“Earlier, the foreign officials were, as a token of appreciation, handed out replicas of Taj Mahal or some minar which was far away from illustrating India’s culture or heritage,” stated the 44-year-old UP CM. Further voicing his opinion on the same note, according to NDTV, he said, the first time this has happened in the country that PM Modi carries Bhagavad Gita or Ramayan with him during his foreign trips to gift and any visiting President in the country is gifted the holy Hindu book.

Bihar’s history is depicted when a foreign President visiting the country is gifted the Ramayana, added the 21st CM of UP. Speaking on the soil ruled by Janata Dal United’s Nitish Kumar, Yogi touched controversial issues like ‘Triple talaq’. He even dared the Bihar government to put a lock on the illegal slaughter houses in 24 hours just like the BJP government did after resuming powers in Uttar Pradesh.

Hitting out at the grand alliance former in Bihar, UP CM posted his confidence in the popularity of India’s Prime Minister on which the BJP is riding high, he said, in 2020 BJP will overthrow the Nitish Kumar government. Addressing a public rally, he asked people can Nitish Kumar take stern actions like forming an Anti-Romeo squad.

Last month, in the state capital of UP- Lucknow, the UP advised the youngsters to not to follow the path of Akbar, Aurangzeb and Babar as they were invaders, instead, leaders like Maharana Pratap should be the idol. On the occasion of the 477th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap, the Hindu firebrand leader told the gathering that people should follow Maharana Pratap, Guru Gobind Singh and Chhatrapati Shivaji as they are the real role models.

“Youngsters must learn a lesson from the self-respect and strength of character from Maharana Pratap, ” Yogi advised the youngsters. He also told the people that all the problems of the country will disappear if the truth is accepted.