Raking up the Ram temple issue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today sought to know whether the Congress was concerned about Lord Ram or Mughal emperor Babur.
Addressing a poll rally in Chhattisgarh's Lormi on the last day of campaigning for the first phase of the state polls, Mr Adityanath alleged that the Congress toyed with national security and supported Naxalism in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand for political gains.
Despite having extensive mineral deposits and forest wealth, Chhattisgarh remained "poor, backward and a BIMARU state" during the Congress rule, he said.
BIMARU - an acronym formed from the first letters of the names of the states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh - was coined in the mid-1980s to refer to the poor economic conditions within those states.
"Today, the forest wealth is being used for the welfare of locals. The adivasis (tribals) and forest dwellers are being given benefits of development schemes," Yogi Adityanath said.