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UP govt should allow VHP’s yatra from Ayodhya: Venkaiah Naidu

The Uttar Pradesh government should give permission to the VHP’s proposed yatra from Ayodhya by taking certain precautionary measures, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Wednesday.

‘Let’s see what the VHP is going to do. It is a democratic country. Permission should be given and precautions can be taken. They can be given needed guidelines also. There are lot of yatras going around in the country. How do you prevent one particular community from taking out yatra?’ Venkaiah asked while talking to reporters here.

He was responding to queries on the UP government denying permission to the VHP’s ‘chaurasi kosi yatra’ (pilgrimage) proposed between 25 August and 13 September. Alleging that the Food Security Bill is only an election ploy by the Congress, he maintained that it would give ‘vote security’ to the ruling party.

‘The first question Congress should address is, why were you sleeping for the last nine-and-half years after coming to power in 2004? What is the reason for this delay? Congress president has launched the scheme on Tuesday even without the Bill being passed. The matter is under discussion,’ he said.  Noting that the BJP is in favour of providing food security in principle, he said the party would like to ensure nutritional security to the people.


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