Gorakhpur (UP), Sep 28 (PTI) Noting that the country’s security and prosperity should be ‘rashtra dharma’ (national duty), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Friday said some people want to run the country through ‘fatwa’, but asserted that it will run according to the Constitution drafted by B R Ambedkar. Also Read - India to be Under Lockdown For 21 Days, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Spike to 536

Speaking at a programme held at the Gorakhnath temple to mark the death anniversary of Mahant Digvijaynath and Mahant Avaidyanath, Adityanath said, “Our religion can be protected only when our country is protected. Our ‘rashtra dharma’ should be India, its security and prosperity. The Acharya (spiritual teacher) of Gorakhpeeth always taught us that ‘rashtra dharma’ is more significant than any individual religion.” “Some people want to run the country through ‘fatwa’, but the country will run according to the Constitution given by Ambedkar, the values taught by the freedom fighters and great men on the country,” Adityanath said. Also Read - COVID-19 LIVE: Next 3-4 Weeks Are Crucial, PM Modi Tells State CMs | Top Developments

“We all should ensure that country march toward the path of progress through the Constitution, which has provisions to resolve all problems,” he said. Also Read - India vs South Africa 1st ODI, Highlights: Match Abandoned Without Toss in Dharamsala Due to Rain

He also said that there is no place for untouchability in Indian society and recalled the role of Mahant Digvijaynath and Mahant Avaidyanath in this regard.

“Mahant Digvijaynath and Mahant Avaidyanath united Hindus for the greater cause of the nation. Mahant Avaidyanath made efforts to end untouchability and started the practice of ‘sahbhoj’ (sharing meals with downtrodden people),” he said.

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