Lucknow: Hitting out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that he won’t let Gorakhpur turn into a picnic spot.
“There’s a ‘yuvraj’ (prince) sitting in Delhi, who doesn’t understand the significance of a Swachhta Abhiyan. There’s no valid reason why he should be permitted to turn Gorakhpur into his picnic spot,” Adityanath said at a public meeting earlier in the day.
The chief minister’s jibe comes on a day when Rahul is scheduled to visit Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital, where more than 70 children have died since August 7 due to various causes including encephalitis.
Some of the deaths were alleged to have been caused by shortage of oxygen, a claim dismissed by the Uttar Pradesh government.