New Delhi: Denying reports of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP scrapped having such an interaction and insisted on taking appropriate action.
Owaisi, whose party AIMIM is contesting the Bihar elections, was said to have met Modi in media reports. BJP spokesperson MJ Akbar termed the news as an example of yellow journalism and said the media report is ‘absolutely fabricated’.
Akbar further called the story, a conspiracy to form a political agenda and said he will file a case of defamation against the alleged newspaper.
Whereas, leaders from the grand alliance of Congress, JD(U) and RJD blamed Owaisi for helping BJP by contesting the Bihar Polls. They said that AIMIM is seeking to divide Muslim votes of the 243 member Bihar Assembly. Owaisi’s party is looking to field candidates in Bihar’s Seemanchal region, which has abundant number of Muslim voters.
The Yogi Adityanath government will build a “Rashtriya Prerna Sthal” along the banks of the Gomti River in Lucknow, dedicated to the memory of ‘nationalist’ leaders.
The Rashtriya Prerna Sthal will be developed on 82 acres of land on Hardoi road in Vasantkunj area. It will also have a city forest park.
The Sthal will have statues of Sardar Patel and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologues, including Shyama Prasad Mukhrejee, Deen Dayal Upadhayay and former prime minister, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
According to the government spokesman, the Sthal will also have a Jan Sabha Kendra that will accommodate over one lakh people.
The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) has been directed to prepare the blueprint for the project.
A herbal garden, a multi-activity centre and a cycle track will also be a part of the project. Sources said that a butterfly and a fruit garden, food court, craft bazaar, cafe, lotus and duck lake, Yoga zone, kids play area and an open theatre are also proposed in the Sthal.
An initial instalment of Rs 50 crore has been given to start the project, though the entire cost of the project is yet to be worked out.
This is the first time that the BJP government is building a project dedicated to its ideologues.
The Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) government had built several memorials dedicated to its ideologues includes Ambedkar and late Kanshi Ram. These include the Kanshi Ram Eco Garden, Ambedkar Park and Samajik Parivartan Sthal.
The Samajwadi Party, during their tenure, came up with the Lohia Park, Lohia Path, Janeshwar Misra Park and the Jai Prakash Narain International Centre in Lucknow.
“This will be a one-of-its-kind project that will have something for everyone. It will emerge as one of the biggest tourist attractions in the state,” said a minister who is involved in the project. (IANS)