Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is known for his anti-Muslim rhetoric, has asked various religious leaders of the state to stand united in the fight against the coronavirus.
The right wing leader spoke to 377 religious leaders from different faiths in Lucknow on Sunday evening and asked them to rise above differences in such a time when the world is witnessing a pandemic and lend a helping hand to the government.
Speaking to religious leaders through video conferencing on Sunday evening, Adityanath was quoted as saying by News 18, “The coronavirus will not look at your religion, faith or face before striking, hence it will be best to stand united against it.”
He also the state government will soon be providing audio clips, which should be played at religious places, in order to sensitise people on how to keep themselves protected during the pandemic.
Adityanath also emphasised that all the religious leaders should put their influence to good use and make guide people on how to stay safe.